Attachment of Marine- and Fresh-water Bacteria to Solid Surfaces


DURING an investigation of the factors influencing choice of substrates by the marine amphipod Corophium volutator (Pallas), I observed that distilled water induced many bacteria to detach from the surfaces of particles of marine sand1. A search of the literature revealed that this phenomenon had not been reported, and that there was little information on why aquatic bacteria attach to surfaces2,3.


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MEADOWS, P. Attachment of Marine- and Fresh-water Bacteria to Solid Surfaces. Nature 207, 1108 (1965).

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