Biofilms of microorganisms and their role for the formation of resistance to anti-bacterial drugs

M. R. Rakhmatulina, I. A. Nechayeva
2017 Vestnik Dermatologii i Venerologii  
The article describes current concepts of mechanisms of the formation of biofilms - a supracellular colonial prokaryotic form of microorganisms causing infectious urogenital pathologies. The authors describe the role of signal molecules and extracellular genetic material for the biofilm formation as well as synergy and antagonism between different types of bacteria. The article presents possible mechanisms of existence of prokaryotes causing torpidity to the therapy and resulting in a longterm
more » ... ting in a longterm chronic infection.
doi:10.25208/0042-4609-2015-0-2-58-62 doaj:eed52e2406bf41d892d73f5693e5f161 fatcat:afpqjuexijdmfkyymrw5rjcpky