Adhesion and motility of gliding bacteria on substrata with different surface free energies.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

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.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Burchard, RP; Rittschof, D; Bonaventura, J

Published Date

  • August 1990

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 56 / 8

Start / End Page

  • 2529 - 2534

PubMed ID

  • 2403259

Pubmed Central ID

  • 2403259

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1098-5336

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0099-2240

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1128/aem.56.8.2529-2534.1990


  • eng