BREAKING THE SILENCE ABOUT THE BIOFILM

Raghavendra Rao M.V, Mohammed Khaleel, Manik Dass S, Khizer Hussain Junaidy, Amreen -, Mahendra Kumar Verma, Dilip Mathai

Abstract


Microorganism evolved with syntrophic consortium called as bio film which provides an beneficial environment for their growth.The biofilm formation is often considered as an adaptation of large number of microbes against unfavourable environmental conditions. However, there is prevailing scientific evidence suggesting role of biofilm in offering  transport of essential molecules including nutrients.. Research findings have demonstrated that microbial cells are capable of producing variety of substances which serve as building blocks, for biofilm synthesis and cells get embedded into the matrix of extracellular polymeric substances (EPS) (1,2). These multicellular microbial arrangements allow microbes to communicate within the local environment  as well as the external environment. 

Certainly a  biofilm promotes better growth and development of microbes. Also such arrangement provides microbes  a protection against antibiotics and other antimicrobial agents.(3) Microbes are capable to adhere with all microbial adherence to biotic material) a crucial step in microbial colonization is improved with biofilms, subsequently improving their growth.(4). The research findings have demonstrated that  microbes capable of Biofilm formation attach to various living tissues including external and visceral. The adherence allows host microbes interaction and pathogenecity as well. The capacity of microbial pathogenicity is function of expression of virulence factors and these virulence factors are directly linked with quorum sensing and biofilm formation (5). 


Keywords


Planktonic, Cystic fibrosis (CF) Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Helicobacter pylori , Quorum-sensing systems , c-di-GMP , “Antimicrobial agent”

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