Interfacial re-arrangement in initial microbial adhesion to surfaces

Henk J. Busscher, Willem Norde, Prashant K. Sharma, Henny C. van der Mei*

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Abstract

Upon initial microbial adhesion to a surface multiple events occur that include interfacial re-arrangements in the region between an adhering organism and a surface Application of physico-chemical mechanisms to explain microbial adhesion to surfaces requires better knowledge of the interfacial re arrangement occurring immediately after adhesion than hitherto available (C) 2010 Elsevier Ltd All rights reserved

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)510-517
Number of pages8
JournalCurrent opinion in colloid & interface science
Volume15
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec-2010

Keywords

  • Microbial adhesion
  • Bond strengthening
  • Biofilm
  • Atomic force microscopy
  • Flow displacement systems
  • Quartz crystal microbalance
  • DLVO theory
  • Surface thermodynamics
  • QUARTZ-CRYSTAL MICROBALANCE
  • ATOMIC-FORCE MICROSCOPY
  • FIBRONECTIN-BINDING PROTEINS
  • PLATE FLOW CHAMBER
  • ESCHERICHIA-COLI
  • IONIC-STRENGTH
  • STAPHYLOCOCCUS-EPIDERMIDIS
  • BACTERIAL ADHESION
  • STREPTOCOCCUS-MUTANS
  • PARALLEL-PLATE

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