Determining the Tendency of Microorganisms to Interact with Hydrocarbon Phases

  • Hauke HarmsEmail author
  • Lukas Y. Wick
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Three procedures for the determination of the hydrophobicity of microorganisms and/or their tendency to physically interact with hydrocarbon phases are presented. These include the bacterial/microbial adhesion to hydrocarbon (BATH/MATH) test, hydrophobic interaction chromatography and contact angle measurements of filter-retained microbial cell layers.


Bacteria/microbial adhesion to hydrocarbons (BATH/MATH) Contact angle measurement (CAM) Hydrophobic interaction chromatography (HIC) 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department UmweltmikrobiologieHelmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung GmbH – UFZLeipzigGermany

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