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Volume 8, Number 9—September 2002

Perspective

Biofilms: Microbial Life on Surfaces

Rodney M. Donlan*Comments to Author 
Author affiliation: *Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Table 1

Variables important in cell attachment and biofilm formation

Properties of the substratum Properties of the bulk fluid Properties of the cell
Texture or roughness Flow velocity Cell surface hydrophobicity
Hydrophobicity pH Fimbriae
Conditioning film Temperature Flagella
Cations Extracellular polymeric substances
Presence of antimicrobial agents

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