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Table 3 Surface properties of bacterial strains depending on the growth phase

From: Diverse effects of a biosurfactant from Rhodococcus ruber IEGM 231 on the adhesion of resting and growing bacteria to polystyrene

Bacterial strains Surface hydrophobicity measured with the BATH test (%) Zeta potential (mV)
Exponential Stationary Exponential Stationary
A. simplex IEGM 667 13.9 ± 1.2 9.4 ± 1.3 −24.6 ± 2.1 −38.8 ± 2.3
B. subtilis ATCC 6613 51.0 ± 3.2 30.1 ± 2.8 −31.3 ± 2.0 −37.8 ± 2.4
B. linens IEGM 1830 10.2 ± 0.7 9.7 ± 0.8 −33.0 ± 3.2 −34.9 ± 2.2
C. glutamicum IEGM 1861 82.9 ± 6.2 84.2 ± 3.9 −35.4 ± 2.3 −33.1 ± 2.9
E. coli К-12 11.4 ± 0.8 6.6 ± 0.3 −47.9 ± 2.2 −45.1 ± 3.2
M. luteus IEGM 401 20.8 ± 1.0 18.6 ± 2.0 −36.9 ± 2.1 −33.3 ± 1.9
P. fluorescens NCIMB 9046 24.1 ± 2.1 14.8 ± 1.3 −26.4 ± 2.5 −20.5 ± 1.7