Adhesion and motility of gliding bacteria on substrata with different surface free energies.
The adhesion and motility of several aquatic and terrestrial gliding bacteria on slides differing in their critical surface energies have been examined. In general, adhesion was tenacious on low-critical surface energy (hydrophobic) surfaces and tenuous on hydrophilic surfaces. Gliding was inhibited on very hydrophobic substrata and skittish on very hydrophilic surfaces.
Burchard, RP; Rittschof, D; Bonaventura, J
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