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Bacterial cell attachment, the beginning of a biofilm.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17619090     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The ability of bacteria to attach to surfaces and develop into a biofilm has been of considerable interest to many groups in numerous industries, including the medical and food industry. However, little is understood in the critical initial step seen in all biofilm development, the initial bacterial cell attachment to a surface. This initial attachment is critical for the formation of a bacterial biofilm, as all other cells within a biofilm structure rely on the interaction between surface and bacterial cell for their survival. This review examines what are believed to be some of the most important aspects involved in bacterial attachment to a surface.
Jon Palmer; Steve Flint; John Brooks
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2007-07-06
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of industrial microbiology & biotechnology     Volume:  34     ISSN:  1367-5435     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Ind. Microbiol. Biotechnol.     Publication Date:  2007 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-08-07     Completed Date:  2008-02-08     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9705544     Medline TA:  J Ind Microbiol Biotechnol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  577-88     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute of Food Nutrition and Human Health, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand.
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MeSH Terms
Bacterial Adhesion / physiology*
Bacterial Proteins / genetics
Biofilms / growth & development*
Surface Properties
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Bacterial Proteins

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