Microbial adhesion is crucial to the survival and lifestyle of many microorganisms. Both beneficial and pathogenic relationships forged between microbe and host depend on adhesive events and colonization. This article highlights the highly evolved microbial adhesion mechanisms and discusses the prevalence and implications of adhesion in diverse ecosystems.
|Title of host publication||Encyclopedia of Microbiology|
|Number of pages||10|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2019|
- Escherichia coli
- Extracellular matrix
- Urinary tract infection