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Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 1995 Nov;16(11):648-57.

Molecular aspects of bacterial colonization.

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Miami Veterans Affairs Medical Center, University of Miami School of Medicine, FL 33125, USA.

Abstract

Bacteria have developed a wide variety of molecular mechanisms that permit firm adherence to a biologic surface. This review summarizes basic principles involved in this process, as exemplified by adherence of the group A streptococcus to oral epithelium, staphylococci to indwelling prostheses, and Escherichia coli to uroepithelium and enterocytes.

PMID:
8601686
DOI:
10.1086/647032
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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