Microbial adhesion

L. Cegelski, C. L. Smith, S. J. Hultgren

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Microbiology
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9780128117378
ISBN (Print)9780128117361
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019


  • Adhesin
  • Chaperone
  • Curli
  • Enterococcus
  • Escherichia coli
  • Extracellular matrix
  • Pilus
  • Psuedomonas
  • Staphylococcus
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Usher

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    Cegelski, L., Smith, C. L., & Hultgren, S. J. (2019). Microbial adhesion. In Encyclopedia of Microbiology (pp. 93-102). Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-801238-3.02317-5