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Bacterial substrate

Postby Jules19 » Tue Jan 19, 2010 5:54 am

my text says a capsule helps bacteria adhere to their "substrate", but what is a substrate in this context?
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Postby biohazard » Tue Jan 19, 2010 7:59 am

Typically it is the solid or semi-sold surface/substance they're living on, or a matrix they have created on that surface. It could be your gut epithelium, for example!
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