Polymer Technologies for the Control of Bacterial Adhesion - From Fundamental to Applied Science and Technology
KeywordAntibiotics; Antifouling; Antimicrobials; Antioxidants; Bacterial adhesion; Food packaging; Natural extracts; Plasma deposition; Plasma treatment; Self-assembly; Surface analysis; Surface charge; Surface chemistry; Surface energy; Surface topography
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AbstractThis article describes how an insight into the chemical and physical cues that affect bacterial adhesion and biofilm formation can provide ideas for creating successful antifouling or antimicrobial surfaces. To facilitate the design of new materials, the role of physical and chemical properties on bacterial adhesion is reviewed. The current approaches to reduce bacterial adhesion to various polymeric surfaces are discussed, as well as how multidisciplinary research on surface design and engineering may have an impact on both fundamental and applied microbiological science and technology.
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CitationKatsikogianni MG and Missirlis YF (2014) Polymer technologies for the control of bacterial adhesion - From fundamental to applied science and technology. In: Encyclopedia of Food Microbiology, 2nd ed. Elsevier. Chapter 255. ISBN: 978-0-12-384733-1.
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