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Adhesion (Primary) of Microorganisms onto Surfaces

  1. Christophe J. P. Boonaert,
  2. Yves F. Dufrêne,
  3. Paul G. Rouxhet

Published Online: 15 JAN 2003

DOI: 10.1002/0471263397.env154

Encyclopedia of Environmental Microbiology

Encyclopedia of Environmental Microbiology

How to Cite

Boonaert, C. J. P., Dufrêne, Y. F. and Rouxhet, P. G. 2003. Adhesion (Primary) of Microorganisms onto Surfaces. Encyclopedia of Environmental Microbiology. .

Author Information

  1. Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JAN 2003


  • Terminology

  • Methods to Study Microbial Adhesion

  • Physicochemical Aspects of Primary Adhesion

  • Complexity of Microorganism—Substratum Interfaces


  • adhesion of microorganisms onto surfaces;
  • adsorption;
  • attachment of microorganisms;
  • immobilization of microorganisms on solid substrata;
  • retention of microorganisms on solid substrata;
  • surfaces