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Category Text Publication
Reference Category Book chapters
DOI 10.1128/9781555818821.ch4.2.3
Title (Primary) Aquatic biofilms: development, cultivation, analyses, and applications
Title (Secondary) Manual of environmental microbiology. 4th ed.
Author Lawrence, J.R.; Neu, T.R.; Paule, A.; Korber, D.R.; Wolfaardt, G.
Publisher Yates, M.; Nakatsu, C.; Miller, R.; Pillai, S.
Year 2016
Department FLOEK
Page From 4.2.3-1
Page To 4.2.3-33
Language englisch
UFZ wide themes RU2;
UFZ inventory Leipzig, Bibliothek, Hauptlesesaal, 00507707, 16-0427 DK: 576.15 Man
Abstract This chapter focuses on microbial biofilms in aquatic environments and attempts to provide a framework for their study based on unifying fundamental concepts of microbial ecology (resilience, resistance, diversity) across micro, community and landscape scales of observation. Biofilm development is briefly considered in terms of classical sequences of events and our current understanding. Growth of microbial communities in natural environments and methods and apparatus for their experimental cultivation at various scales are presented. Critical aspects of biofilm development, the nature and study of exopolymeric substances, predation, grazing, cooperative and trophic interactions, as well as the role of biofilms in the fate of contaminants are reviewed. The essential tools for aquatic biofilm study, from microscale (microscopy), molecular/genomic (FISH/next generation sequencing), to cultivation-based approaches, are laid out for the reader. The effects of environmental stress on aquatic biofilms, as well as their use as bioindicators of ecosystem health and applications in ecotoxicology, risk assessment, and monitoring, are reviewed and discussed.
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Lawrence, J.R., Neu, T.R., Paule, A., Korber, D.R., Wolfaardt, G. (2016):
Aquatic biofilms: development, cultivation, analyses, and applications
In: Yates, M., Nakatsu, C., Miller, R., Pillai, S. (eds.)
Manual of environmental microbiology. 4th ed.
ASM Press, Washington, DC, p. 4.2.3-1 - 4.2.3-33 10.1128/9781555818821.ch4.2.3