Microscopic study of bacterial attachment on AISI 304 and AISI 316 stainless steel surfaces

Bassam A. El Gammudi, Izzeddin M. El Musrati, Asma M. Bourgheya, Adel A. El Tawill, Judit Telegdi

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Abstract

The paper reports the investigations of properties stemming from bacterial adhesion (biofilm) on stainless steel (AISI 304 and AISI 316) surfaces for application in the petroleum industiry. These were carried out using epifluorescene microscopy, environmental scanning electron microscopy (ESEM) and atomic force microscopy (AFM). The strains identified by-morphological characterization and biochemical tests and results showed that the extracellular polymeric substances (EPS) were mainly (distributed in the cell-substratum periphery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)72-77
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Integrative Biology
Volume4
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2008

Keywords

  • AFM
  • Atomic force microscopy
  • Bacterial adhesion
  • Micro/nanotopography
  • Stainless steel

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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