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Main Title Relationship between Cell Surface Properties and Transport of Bacteria through Soil.
Author Cannon, J. T. ; Manilal, V. B. ; Alexander, M. ;
CORP Author Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY. Lab. of Soil Microbiology.;Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Lab., Ada, OK.
Publisher c1991
Year Published 1991
Report Number EPA/600/J-91/002;
Stock Number PB91-171884
Additional Subjects Water microbiology ; Transport properties ; Cell membrane ; Membrane potential ; Ground water ; Bacteria ; Liquid chromatography ; Species specificity ; Surface properties ; Reprints ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB91-171884 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 09/04/1991
Collation 6p
A study was conducted to relate the properties of Enterobacter, Pseudomonas, Bacillus, Achromobacter, Flavobacterium, and Arthrobacter strains to their transport with water moving through soil. The bacteria differed markedly in their extent of transport; their hydrophobicity, as measured by adherence to n-octane and by hydrophobic-interaction chromatography; and their net surface electrostatic charge, as determined by electrostatic interaction chromatography and by measurements of the zeta potential. Transport of the 19 strains through Kendaia loam or their retention by the soil was not correlated with hydrophobicities or net surface charges of the cells or the presence of capsules. Among 10 strains tested, the presence of flagella was also not correlated with transport. Retention was statistically related to cell size, with bacteria shorter than 1.0 micro m usually showing higher percentages of cells being transported through the soil. It is suggested that more than one characteriostic of bacterial cells determines whether the organisms are transported through soil with moving water. (Copyright (c) 1991 American Society for Microbiology.)