Adhesion of Microorganisms, Mechanism???

Mattias Bergström mabe1293 at student.uu.se
Thu Apr 15 08:18:15 EST 1999


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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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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.</font><font color="#990000"></font>
<p><font color="#990000">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.</font><font color="#990000"></font>
<p><font color="#990000">Is this correct? Are there any other chemicals
that&nbsp; will increase the attachment of the bacteria on the medium?
Where can I find new information about these things?</font><font color="#990000"></font>
<p><font color="#990000">Thanks in advance,</font><font color="#990000"></font>
<p><font color="#990000">Sincerely, Mr Bergstrom.</font>
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