In this project, we will be measuring the forces of the binding of bacteria. We will be working with Lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM, Lactobacillus gallinarum 33199, Lactobacillus ruteri 23272, and Bifidobacterium. These bacteria are lactic acid bacteria and are used as probiotics. We also reviewed literature on the bacterial cell wall constituents and the properties of adhesion applicable to these organisms.
Wheeler, Nakia and Sharpe, John
"Optical Tweezers Calibration and Bacterial Adhesion,"
Honors Undergraduate Research Journal:
1, Article 7.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.calpoly.edu/honors/vol1/iss1/7