Cilantro leaf-S. enterica

Cut radish-L. monocytogenes

Cantaloupe-S. enterica,

E. coli, and L. monocytogenes

A. thaliana-E.coli O157:H7 and S. enterica

Spinach/radish-C. jejuni

Grew on leaves at 30° C > 22° C (3 days) Tolerated low humidity (60%)

Attachment to leaf veins, senescent and damaged regions Aggregates with plant pathogen and epiphytic bacteria Leaf extract compounds bind Se

Attaches well to cut radish Attachment dependent on temperature

Attachment of flagellar, export, and sugar phosphotransferase system mutants decreased

S. enterica attaches more strongly compared to E. coli and

L. monocytogenes S. enterica strains variable in surface hydrophobicity and electrostatic charge

Attachment correlated with bacterial cell surface hydrophobicity and charge

Attachment to root hairs, stems, leaves, flowers Internalization at emerging root hairs Attached tightly; washing and sanitization ineffective Competitive epiphytic bacteria identified

Minimal attachment to leaves and roots Attachment to soil components Survives best at 10-16°C

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