Macroscopic and Nanoscale Measurements of the Adhesion of Bacteria with Varying Outer Layer Surface Composition

@inproceedings{Burks2003MacroscopicAN,
  title={Macroscopic and Nanoscale Measurements of the Adhesion of Bacteria with Varying Outer Layer Surface Composition},
  author={Glenn A. Burks and Stephanie B Velegol and Ekaterina Paramonova and Benjamin E. Lindenmuth and Jason D. Feick and Bruce E Logan},
  year={2003}
}
The influence of the lipopolysaccharide (LPS) chain length on bacterial adhesion was investigated by measuring the collision efficiencies of three Escherichia coli K12 strains, each having a different length LPS, to silica glass beads in column tests (macroscale tests). Nanoscale interactions between the bacteria and a silicon nitride tip were probed utilizing atomic force microscopy (AFM). Adhesion results based on column tests indicated that collision efficiencies of the three bacteria were… CONTINUE READING