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Titel (primär) Laser microscopy for the study of biofilms : issues and options
Titel (sekundär) Aquatic biofilms : ecology, water quality and wastewater treatment
Autor Neu, T.R.; Lawrence, J.R.;
Herausgeber Romaní, A.M.; Guasch, H.; Balaguer, M.D.;
Erscheinungsjahr 2016
Department FLOEK;
Sprache englisch;
POF III (gesamt) T34;
UFZ Querschnittsthemen RU2;
UFZ Bestand Leipzig, Bibliothek, Hauptlesesaal, 00508810, 16-0289 DK: 579.262. Aqua
Abstract In this review, river biofilms and the various structural aspects of environmental biofilms are discussed. These include sample type and origin, cellular and polymeric constituents as well as examination at the micro- and meso-scale. For this purpose, selected studies are considered taking advantage of the confocal imaging approach for investigation of hydrated environmental biofilm samples. Emphasis is put on extracellular polymeric substances (EPS) as a multi-functional component of microbial biofilms. The main technical focus is on laser scanning microscopy by means of 3-dimensional, multichannel imaging, specific staining techniques and digital image analysis. The advantages and limitations of the approach are critically assessed. Finally, research needs are listed in order to advance understanding of complex, environmental, real world biofilms.
ID 17228
dauerhafte UFZ-Verlinkung https://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=20939&ufzPublicationIdentifier=17228
Neu, T.R., Lawrence, J.R. (2016):
Laser microscopy for the study of biofilms : issues and options
In: Romaní, A.M., Guasch, H., Balaguer, M.D. (eds.)
Aquatic biofilms : ecology, water quality and wastewater treatment
Caister Academic Press, Norfolk, p. 29 - 45