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Rebecca Lynn Taylor has written: 'A study on the features of inert substrata which affect bacterial adhesion' Asked in Authors, Poets, and Playwrights What has the author Rebecca Harrison written? INTRODUCTION. Given their druthers, bacteria prefer a community-based, surface-bound, sedentary lifestyle to a nomadic existence. ZoBell and others (45, 62, 89, 98, ) recognized this tendency early in the twentieth century as a habitual characteristic of aquatic bacterial fact, these early observations provided tremendous insight into contemporary models of bacterial adhesion Cited by: Adhesion plays a major role in the bacterial lifestyle. Bacteria can adhere to organic and inorganic surfaces, to each other, and of course to host cells during pathogenesis. The focus of this book is. The adhesion of bacteria bacterial adhesion to ECM components other than fibronectin is now becoming known (). A remarkable feature is that many of the Table
Study of the phenomena of bacterial adhesion to surfaces has accelerated considerably over the past 10 to 15 years. During this period, microbiologists have become increasingly aware that attachment to a substratum influences considerably the activities and structures of microbial cells. As was the case for bacterial adhesion, materials clearly affect the ease of removal of adherent bacteria and biofilms. According to most of the reported studies, stainless steel promotes interactions between adherent microorganisms and substrata, similar to or weaker than other materials (PEHD, Teflon®, PVC, NBR, EPDM, Viton ). The problems concerning generalization are partly related to the lack of a good and universally accepted methodology to study bacterial adhesion to surfaces ().Many recent studies still use slight rinsing or dipping to remove loosely adhering bacteria, without the realization that all adhering organisms can be regarded as loosely adhering if the rinsing forces applied are sufficiently high (6 Cited by: on the Survival of Attached Microorganisms on Inert Surfaces will influence cell adhesion, whilst topographic features allow maximum cell-sur- Whitehead and Verran ) and survival. A range of inert substrata find use in environments where microbial attachment and biofilm formation are common.
Adhesion refers to the tendency of water molecules to be attracted, or ''stick'', to other substances. This is a result of the covalent bond between the two hydrogen atoms and the one oxygen atom. In this study, AFM was used for the direct observation of favorable sites for adhesion on clean solid substrata at the nano- and microscale. Surface areas of four surfaces (glass and metal-oxide coated glasses) were mapped with regard to their adhesion force with regular and colloidal AFM tips. The aim of the present study was to compare the ability of eight Staphylococcus epidermidis strains to adhere to acrylic and silicone, two polymers normally used in medical devices manufacture. Furthermore, it was tried to correlate that with the surface properties of substrata and cells. Therefore, hydrophobicity and surface tension components were calculated through contact angle by: FEMS Microbiology Reviews 46 () Published by Elsevier FER Specific and non-specific interactions in bacterial adhesion to solid substrata Hendrik J. Busscher and Anton H. Weerkamp Dental School, Unioersity of Groningen, A V Groningen, The Netherlands Received 3 November Accepted 11 February Key words: Hydrophobicity; Surface free energy; Zeta potential; Oral Cited by: