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Biofilms are organized masses of microorganisms encased in an extracellular matrix, which is composed of various proteins, DNA, and different carbohydrate polymers. Biofilms occur in nature, in industrial applications of microorganisms and during infection. Fungal biofilms are important in various infections, such as catheter-related candidemia, joint replacement and in pulmonary cystic fibrosis. The formation of a biofilm imparts resistance to drugs and sequestration of the organisms from the immune response. We present here recent papers published in Medical Mycology that highlight the importance of fungal biofilms and examine changes that occur when the fungi are in a biofilm either alone or as a polymicrobic biofilm. 

Karl V. Clemons, PhD
Editor in Chief
Medical Mycology

Is Biofilm Production a Predictor of Catheter-Related Candidemia?
María Guembe, Jesús Guinea, Laura Marcos-Zambrano, et. al 

Savneet Kaur and Shweta Singh 

Santhanam Shanmughapriya, Haridevvenkatesan Sornakumari, Arumugam Lency, et. al 

Rossana de Aguiar Cordeiro, Jonathas Sales de Oliveira, et. al 

Yong Liao, Hui Zhao, Xuelian Lu, et. al 

Karen Smith, Ranjith Rajendran, Stephen Kerr, et. al 

K. Bumroongthai, P. Chetanachan, W. Niyomtham, et. al 

Juliana Giacobino, Augusto Cezar Montelli, Pasqual Barretti, et. al 

Laura Judith Marcos-Zambrano, Pilar Escribano, Emilio Bouza, et. al 

Siripen Pesee, Chayanit Angkananuwat, Sudarat Tancharoensukjit, et. al 

Carla J. Walraven, Stella M. Bernardo, Nathan P. Wiederhold et. al
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