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.
|Title of host publication||Campylobacter Ecology and Evolution|
|Editors||Samuel Sheppard, Guillaume Meric|
|Place of Publication||Norwich, UK|
|Publisher||Caister Academic Press|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Apr 2014|
Pascoe, B., Lappin-Scott, H., Asakura, H., & Sheppard, S. (2014). Does Biofilm Formation Aid Colonization and Infection in Campylobacter? In S. Sheppard, & G. Meric (Eds.), Campylobacter Ecology and Evolution (pp. 177-188). Caister Academic Press. http://www.caister.com/campy2