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A study was undertaken to investigate the factors involved in the adhesion of Pseudomonas fluorescens to model meat surfaces (tendon slices). Adhesion was fast (less than 2.5 min) and was not suppressed by killing the cells with UV, gamma rays, or heat, indicating that physiological activity was not required. In various salt solutions (NaCl, KCl, CaCl2,(More)
A new method was developed for the study of bacterial adhesion to meat surfaces. Thin slices of meat (40 microns thick) were inserted into a specially designed observation chamber. The meat slices were then exposed to a bacterial suspension (ca. 10(6) CFU.ml-1) to initiate adhesion (20 min of contact time) and subsequently rinsed to eliminate nonadherent(More)
Tendon slices were used as model surfaces to investigate the role of flagella in the adhesion of Pseudomonas fluorescens to meat. The slices were introduced into a specially designed flow chamber, which was then filled with a suspension of the organism, and the tendon surface was observed at a x640 magnification. The same events that occur during the(More)
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