Marine Biofilms

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32 Citations (Scopus)
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiofouling
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9781405169264
Publication statusPublished - Jan 29 2010


  • Biofilms - made of microcolonies separated by interstitial voids
  • Environmental conditions and interactions between microorganisms
  • Four phases of marine biofouling colonisation
  • Limpets - large grazers controlling microbial biomass and biofilm diversity on rocky shores
  • Marine biofilms
  • Microbial adhesion - depending on substratum surface free energy
  • Microbial biofilms - heterogenic and dynamic structures
  • Polysaccharides, lipids, oligopeptides - inductive compounds isolated from marine bacteria and diatoms
  • Quorum sensing (QS) - regulatory mechanism controlling bacterial growth and densities
  • Species composition of early biofilms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)

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    Dobretsov, S. (2010). Marine Biofilms. In Biofouling (pp. 123-136). Wiley-Blackwell.