In most of the papers the procedure followed is given below:
The sample (metal/glass) is exposed to some medium containing bacterial cells. After each experiment the samples were removed from the medium gently rinsed with sterile 0.85% (w/v) NaCl (or PBS) solution to remove the unattached bacterial cells, followed by two rinses with sterile deionized (DI) water.
QUESTION: Are dead bacterial cells are more easily removed than live bacterial cells?
Any help on this is highly appreciated. Thanks
Edited by Fiaq Khan, 07 June 2013 - 11:58 PM.