Determination of the shear force at the balance between bacterial attachment and detachment in weak-adherence systems, using a flow displacement chamber

M.R. Nejadnik, H.C. van der Mei, H.J. Busscher, W. Norde

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Abstract

We introduce a procedure for determining shear forces at the balance between attachment and detachment of bacteria under flow. This procedure can be applied to derive adhesion forces in weak-adherence systems, such as polymer brush coatings, which are currently at the center of attention for their control of bacterial adhesion and biofilm formation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)916-919
JournalApplied and Environmental Microbiology
Volume74
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Keywords

  • adhesion
  • surfaces
  • microscopy
  • strength

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