Effect of low and high nutrient medium on bacterial attachment?
Posted 09 December 2012 - 04:16 AM
Posted 09 December 2012 - 05:18 AM
If attachment is caused by expression of a certain protein that aids/results in the cell attachment (quorum sensing system), and the expression depends on nutrient availability, it then follows that attachment will be affected by the type of medium you use.
Another view is such, that initial attachment is independent of the type of media but after the first colonizers have adjusted to the attachment surface, subsequent excretion of polysaccharide (biofilm formation) could be dependent on media type.
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Edited by Julio-Claudian, 09 December 2012 - 05:23 AM.