TABLE 1.

Number of papers involving one or more strains determined by a literature search for the years 2002 and 2003a

Keyword(s)No. of papers with no. of strains indicatedTotal no. of papers
1234>4
“Bacterial adhesion”
    And “hydrophobicity” or “surface energy” or “contact angle”24845950
    And “surface charge” or “zeta potential”6321214
    And “roughness”421007
  • a Search was done using WinSPIRS in SilverPlatter MEDLINE database (Ovid Technologies).