Microbiology: Principles and Explorations 9th Edition

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ISBN 10: 1-11874-316-4
ISBN 13: 978-1-11874-316-4

Chapter 4 - Characteristics of Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells - Self Quiz - Page 113: 10


(d) Adherence to surfaces

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Bacterial fimbriae present on the outer cell surface are used for adherence to surfaces. Fimbriae helps bacteria to adhere on the surfaces such as on cell surfaces and air and water interface. It contributes to the ability of the bacteria to produce disease.
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