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Microfluidic Quantification of Yeast Surface Adhesion
preprintsubmitted on 05.06.2018, 16:33 and posted on 07.06.2018, 14:40 by Kristina Reinmets, Amin Dehkharghani, Jeffrey S. Guasto, Stephen Fuchs
Fungal adhesion is fundamental to processes ranging from
infection to food production yet, robust, population-scale
quantification methods for yeast surface adhesion are lacking. We developed a microfluidic assay to distinguish the effects of genetic background and solution conditions on adhesion. This approach will enable the rapid screening of yeast adhesive properties for anti-fouling surfaces and a host of other applications.