Potential of the adhesion of bacteria isolated from drinking water to materials.

@article{Simes2007PotentialOT,
  title={Potential of the adhesion of bacteria isolated from drinking water to materials.},
  author={L{\'u}cia C Sim{\~o}es and Manuel Sim{\~o}es and Ros{\'a}rio T. Oliveira and Maria Jo{\~a}o Vieira},
  journal={Journal of basic microbiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={47 2},
  pages={174-83}
}
Heterotrophic bacteria (11 genera, 14 species, 25 putative strains) were isolated from drinking water, identified either biochemically or by partial 16s rDNA gene sequencing and their adherence characteristics were determined by two methods: i. thermodynamic prediction of adhesion potential by measuring hydrophobicity (contact angle measurements) and ii. by measuring adherence to eight different substrata (ASI 304 and 316 stainless steel, copper, polyvinyl chloride, polypropylene, polyethylene… CONTINUE READING

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