A comparison of five methods for assaying bacterial hydrophobicity

Dillon J.K., Fuerst J.A., Hayward A.C. and Davis G.H.G. (1986) A comparison of five methods for assaying bacterial hydrophobicity. Journal of Microbiological Methods, 6 1: 13-19. doi:10.1016/0167-7012(86)90027-8


Author Dillon J.K.
Fuerst J.A.
Hayward A.C.
Davis G.H.G.
Title A comparison of five methods for assaying bacterial hydrophobicity
Journal name Journal of Microbiological Methods   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0167-7012
Publication date 1986
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/0167-7012(86)90027-8
Volume 6
Issue 1
Start page 13
End page 19
Total pages 7
Subject 1305 Biotechnology
2402 Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
2404 Microbiology
Abstract Five methods for assaying bacterial surface hydrophobicity, namely, bacterial adherence to hydrocarbons, salt aggregation, hydrophobic interaction chromatography, adhesion to polystyrene and latex particle agglutination were used to compare the hydrophobic surface properties of Escherichia coli, Acinetobacter calcoaceticus, Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus mitis. Two strains of A. calcoaceticus, including RAG-1, gave strong positive results by all five methods. S. mitis gave weak or negative results by all methods. The results for the other bacteria varied with the method. We conclude that reliance on one method for such tests is inadequate.
Keyword Bacterial adherence
Hydrocarbons
Hydrophobic interaction chromatrography
Latex particle agglutination
Polystyrene adhesion
Salt aggregation
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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