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Microbios. 1995;81(327):107-13.

Serratia marcescens adherence: the effect of O-antigen presence.

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Department of Microbiology and Parasitology, University of Barcelona, Spain.


The presence of O-antigen affects the adhesion of Serratia marcescens cells to inert and biological surfaces. Mutants defective in the O-side chain showed significant decreases in their ability to adhere to plastic and glass surfaces and to the surfaces of Foley urinary catheters, compared with their respective parental strains. Similar results were obtained when the ability to adhere human uroepithelial cells was tested.

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