versión impresa ISSN 0100-4042
ARAUJO, Emiliane Andrade et al. Colloidal aspects of bacterial adhesion. Quím. Nova [online]. 2010, vol.33, n.9, pp. 1940-1948. ISSN 0100-4042. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-40422010000900022.
The ability of bacteria to attach to surface and develop into a biofilm has been of considerable interest to food industry. Electrostatic, Lifhistz-van der Waals and Lewis acid-base forces are usually considered responsible for the interactions at the interface of the bacterial adhesion. The study of microbial adhesion thermodynamic is important because it represents the reflection of microbial surface and food processing surface physicochemical characteristics. This review examines the most important aspects involved in bacterial attachment to a surface with emphases in thermodynamics of adhesion process.
Palabras llave : bacterial adhesion; biofilm; microbial surface thermodynamics.