The DLVO theory in microbial adhesion

  title={The DLVO theory in microbial adhesion},
  author={Malte Hermansson},
Adhesion of microorganisms to various interfaces has been explained by the classical Derjaguin–Landau–Verwey– Overbeek (DLVO) theory of colloid stability. The theory has been used as a qualitative model, but also in a quantitative way to calculate adhesion free energy changes involved in microbial adhesion. In this paper some important investigations will be review that show how the DLVO theory is used in microbiology, mainly for bacteria. Other models have also been developed in order to… CONTINUE READING

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