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

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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 chronic infection.

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M. R. Rakhmatulina

State Research Center of Dermatovenereology and Cosmetology, Ministry of Healthcare of the Russian Federation

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Russian Federation

I. A. Nechayeva

State Research Center of Dermatovenereology and Cosmetology, Ministry of Healthcare of the Russian Federation

Russian Federation


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