Does Biofilm Formation Aid Colonization and Infection in Campylobacter?

Ben Pascoe, Hilary Lappin-Scott, Hiroshi Asakura, Samuel Sheppard

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Biofilm formation can promote the colonisation of host and non-host environments for some bacteria. In some species cell aggregation and attachment are key pathogenic determinants. However, in Campylobacter, many questions remain about the importance of biofilms for surface attachment in order to establish an infection in animals or humans. In this chapter, we explore the factors that influence biofilm formation in Campylobacter, and discuss this in the context of invasion, colonisation and the onset of disease.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCampylobacter Ecology and Evolution
EditorsSamuel Sheppard, Guillaume Meric
Place of PublicationNorwich, UK
PublisherCaister Academic Press
ISBN (Print)978-1908230362
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2014


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