Bacterial adherence

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Edwin H. Beachey, E. H. Beachey
Chapman and Hall, 1980 - Medical - 466 pages
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General concepts and principles of bacterial adherence in animals and man; Adherence of normal flora to mucosal surfaces; Bacterial adherence and the formation of dental plaques; Mechanisms of adherence of Streptococcus mutans to smooth surfaces in vitro; Structure and cell membrane-binding properties of bacterial lipoteichoic acids and their possible role in adhesion of Streptococci to eukaryotic cells; Attachment of Mycoplasma pneumoniae to respiratory epithelium; Adhesive properties of Enterobacteriaceae; The adhesive properties of Vibrio cholerae and other Vibrio species; Adherence of Neisseria gonorrhoeae and other Neisseria species to mammalian cells;Structure and cell membrane-binding properties of bacterial fimbriae: Adherence of marine micro-organisms to smooth surfaces; Microbial adherence in plants; Cell recognition systems in eukaryotic cells; Prospects for preventing the association of harmful bacteria with host mucosal surfaces.

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Contents

Adherence of Normal Flora to Mucosal Surfaces
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Bacterial Adherence and the Formation of Dental Plaques
61
Mechanisms of Adherence of Streptococcus mutans
105
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