Aguirre P, Guerrero K, Sánchez Rodríguez A, Gentina J, Schippers A. Making sticky cells: effect of galactose and ferrous iron on the attachment of Leptospirillum ferrooxidans to mineral surfaces. Res Microbiol. 2018;: pubmed publisher
..The EPS induced by galactose seemed to be "stickier" than the one induced by ferrous iron. Based on the results of this study it is proposed that galactose might enhance biooxidation processes which needs to be tested in future studies. ..