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Adhesion of microorganisms: The mechanism???

Mattias Bergström mabe1293 at student.uu.se
Fri Apr 16 03:21:52 EST 1999


I would deeply appreciate information about bacterial adherence to 
different kind of surfaces. HEPA-filters for example keeps bacteria and 
other micro-organisms from passing through, even though the pore size of
the filter is bigger than the bacteria being caught.
I’ve heard that the presence of proteins and some sugars, on the medium 
(where the adhesion is to take place) greatly increases the attachment. 
I’ve also heard that the mechanism of the adhesion is yet not known.
Is this correct? Are there any other chemicals that will increase the 
attachment of the bacteria on the medium? Where can I find new 
information about these things?
Thanks in advance,
Sincerely, Mr Bergstrom.



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