Special Issue "Fungal and Polymicrobial Biofilms 2.0"

A special issue of Microorganisms (ISSN 2076-2607). This special issue belongs to the section "Biofilm".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2023 | Viewed by 190

Special Issue Editors

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California Merced, Merced, CA 95343, USA
Interests: microbial communities; Candida; biofilms
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Dr. Jaspreet Kaur
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Guest Editor
Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California Merced, Merced, CA 95343, USA
Interests: transcription; biofilms; fungal pathogenesis; drug resistance/tolerance

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue is a continuation of our previous Special Issue "Fungal and Polymicrobial Biofilms" https://www.mdpi.com/journal/microorganisms/special_issues/fungi_polymicrobial_biofilms.

Biofilms are the predominant growth state of many microorganisms. In the most general sense, a biofilm is a community of adherent cells with properties that are distinct from those of free-floating (planktonic) cells. The National Institutes of Health estimates that biofilms are responsible, in one way or another, for over 80% of all microbial infections.

There is a significant body of mechanistic knowledge on how bacteria form biofilms; however, much less is known about how fungi form biofilms. The focus of this Special Issue is on understanding biofilms formed by fungal species, with an emphasis on those species that cause infection in humans. This includes but is not limited to Candida albicans, one of the major fungal biofilm-formers in humans, as well as interacting fungal and bacterial species that together form polymicrobial biofilms.

I invite you to submit research articles, review articles, and short communications on topics pertaining to fungal biofilms and polymicrobial biofilms. As a Guest Editor of this Special Issue, I look forward to reviewing your submissions and to publishing your work.

Dr. Clarissa J. Nobile
Dr. Jaspreet Kaur
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • biofilm formation
  • fungi
  • Candida
  • polymicrobial biofilms
  • interspecies interactions

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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