alexa Influence of substratum characteristics on the attachment of a marine pseudomonad to solid surfaces.
Dentistry

Dentistry

Dentistry

Author(s): Fletcher M, Loeb GI

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Abstract The attachment of a marine Pseudomonas sp. to a variety of surfaces was investigated, and the number of bacteria which became attached was related to the surface charge and degree of hydrophobicity of the substratum. Large numbers of bacteria attached to hydrophobic plastics with little or no surface charge [Teflon, polyethylene, polystyrene, poly(ethylene terephthalate)]; moderate numbers attached to hydrophilic metals with a positive (platinum) or neutral (germanium) surface charge; and very few attached to hydrophilic, negatively charged substrata (glass, mica, oxidized plastics). The results suggest that both electrostatic and hydrophobic interactions are involved in bacterial attachment.
This article was published in Appl Environ Microbiol and referenced in Dentistry

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