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Biofilm and Materials Science by Hideyuki Kanematsu, Dana M. Barry

By Hideyuki Kanematsu, Dana M. Barry

This booklet explains the formation of biofilm on fabrics surfaces in an commercial environment. The authors describe new advancements in realizing of biofilm formation, detection, and regulate from the point of view of fabrics technological know-how and engineering. The e-book information the variety of concerns brought on by biofilm formation and the range of affected industries.

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J Biosci Bioeng 113:719–725 77. Ishikawa M, Nakatani H, Hori K (2012) AtaA, a new member of the trimeric autotransporter adhesins from Acinetobacter sp. Tol 5 mediating high adhesiveness to various abiotic surfaces. PLoS ONE 7(11):e48830 78. Corpe WA (1972) Microfouling: the role of primary film forming marine bacteria, International Congress on Marine Corrosion and Fouling, national bureau of Standards, Gaithersburg.  598–609 79. Smith CS, Hinz A, Bodenmiller D, Larson DE, Brun YV (2003) Identification of genes required for synthesis of the adhesive holdfast in Caulobacter crescentus.

According to this theory, the total interaction between a surface and a particle is the summation of their van der Waals and Coulomb interactions [2]. Since the van der Waals attractive force is dominant in the vicinity of a surface, particles cannot separate from the surface by Brownian motion, and therefore adhere irreversibly. jp © Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015 H. Kanematsu, D. M. 1007/978-3-319-14565-5_4 23 24 K. Hori G G 0 Primary energy minimum Primary energy minimum G Energy barrier Energy barrier r 0 r [nm] 0 r [nm] [nm] <5 nm High Secondary energy minimum Low Ionic strength Fig.

Kanematsu, D. M. 1007/978-3-319-14565-5_5 35 36 J. Chapman Fig. 1 The development of a biofilm and associated microstructures. 1. 1. One of the more important steps in biofilm development resides in the attachment phase where bacteria begin to divide and form microcolonies. At this point, the population density increases, as does the quorum signal concentration that can reach levels required to activate the maturation and disassembly of the biofilm in a controlled manner. This is of vast importance owing to its inherent ability to persist and survive.

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