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Biofilms in the Aquatic Environment (Special Publications)

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Published by Royal Society of Chemistry .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Ecological science, the Biosphere,
  • Environmental Science,
  • Hydrobiology,
  • Groundwater Pollution,
  • Microbial Ecology,
  • Science,
  • Science/Mathematics,
  • Fish,
  • Life Sciences - Biology - Microbiology,
  • Science / Biology,
  • Environmental Engineering & Technology

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsA. Godfree (Contributor), D. Holt (Contributor), C.S. Dow (Contributor), Keevil (Editor)
    The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages242
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL11609928M
    ISBN 100854047581
    ISBN 109780854047581


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Biofilms in the Aquatic Environment addresses issues relating to the structure and physiology of biofilms in aquatic systems, in particular, strategies for treatment and control.

Discussing the latest research in this rapidly developing field, this book provides an introduction to and definition of biofilms, before covering the complete.

Aquatic Biofilms | Biofilms in aquatic ecosystems colonize various surfaces (sand, rocks, leaves) and play a key role in the environment. Aquatic biofilms supply energy and organic matter to the food chain, they are important in recycling organic matter, and they contribute to water quality.

This book presents the proceedings of the International Conference on Biofilms in Aquatic Systems held on April at the University of Warwick, UK. Issues relating to the structure and physiology of biofilms in aquatic systems are addressed, particularly treatment and control strategies. An introduction to and definition of biofilms is provided before addressing the spectrum of water.

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Fu rth er. Aquatic environments include inland surface water, seas, and ground water. Microorganisms are the key components of aquatic environment. This chapter describes the general characteristics, organization, composition, and functioning of the microbial habitats—planktonic, sediment or benthos, microbial mat, and biofilm.

•Biofilms are unique microbial systems –Physical, physiologically, and environmentally •Application of biofilms has been around a long time –First applications in s •Biofilms are here to stay –One of the hottest topics in the water environment field •Questions still remain.

In the aquatic environment, plastic litter has emerged as a major pollution issue, because it is only slowly degradable,1,2 is ubiquitously present in our Biofilms in the Aquatic Environment book and seas,3,4 may represent a hazard to wildlife,5 and may be a potential planetary boundary threat.6,7.

Biofilms in the Food Environment is designed to provide researchers in academia, federal research labs, and industry with an understanding of the impact, control, and hurdles of biofilms in the food environment.

Key to biofilm control is an understanding of its development. In nature, environmental biofilms exist in lake, rivers, soil, rocks covering, aquatic plants, sediments and in wetlands.

The human activities continuously generate and discharge chemical pollutants such as antibiotics, analgesics, anti-inflammatory and psychiatric drugs, β-blockers and pesticides in environment.

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The amount of pollutants sorbed on sediment particles is not only dependent on the particulate bound or solved pollutants in the river water, but is. Biofilms are ubiquitous in nature and are encountered in a wide spectrum of natural and man-made environments in aquatic systems. Their occurrence is wide ranging, from rocks, ship hulls, power plant cooling water systems, heat processing industries for example.

This book provides a broad range of applications and recent advances in the search for biofilm materials in nature. It also explains the future implications for biofilms in the areas of advanced molecular genetics, pharmaceuticals, pharmacology, and toxicology.

This book is comprised of 20 chapters from leading experts in the field and it examines immunology and microbiological studies. Microbial biofilm development is observed on virtually all submerged surfaces in natural and industrial environments.

Biofilms are also observed at interfaces as pellicles, or in the bulk of aquatic environments as flocs or granules [1, 2].A biofilm is a complex structure made of aggregates of microbial cells within a matrix of extracellular polymeric substances (EPS) (Figure 1).

Antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) are emerging contaminants that are being found at elevated levels in sediments and other aquatic compartments in areas of intensive agricultural and urban activity.

However, little quantitative data exist on the migration and attenuation of ARGs in natural ecosystems, which is central to predicting their fate after release into receiving waters.

Here we. This base of pathogenic operations is biofilm, a slimy substance often found around the waterline of spas but capable of clinging to any surface in the aquatic environment.

The construction of the biofilm base is a survival strategy for microorganisms. Biofilm formation can lead to the formation of a coordinated functional microbial community. The bacteria composing a biofilm can share nutrients due to their proximity in the biofilm and protection from harmful factors of the environment.

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Authors from around the world contribute critical reviews on the most topical aspects of current biofilm research. Subjects covered include quorum sensing and social interactions in microbial biofilms, biofilms in disease, plant.

Biofilm can exist on living and non living surfaces; An example of biofilm on a living surface is dental plaque on the teeth of most animals. Untreated, this can lead to tooth decay and gum disease. An example of biofilm on a non-living surface is the slimy covering.

This unique textbook takes a broad look at the rapidly expanding field of freshwater microbiology. Concentrating on the interactions between viruses, bacteria, algae, fungi and micro-invertebrates, the book gives a wide biological appeal.

Alongside conventional aspects such as phytoplankton characterisation, seasonal changes and nutrient cycles, the title focuses on the dynamic and applied. 1. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. Nov 6;(45) Epub Oct Viable but nonculturable Vibrio cholerae O1 in biofilms in the aquatic environment. Biofilms in the Food Environment is designed to provide researchers in academia, federal research labs, and industry with an understanding of the impact, control, and hurdles of biofilms in the food environment.

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Culturability, biofilm formation, and the wbe. In its natural aquatic environment, V. cholerae often is associated with chitinous surfaces and believed to be in a matrix-encased biofilm (10, 12). cholerae may be more infectious when ingested in this natural biofilm state, as a lower infectious dose is necessary to cause disease with biofilms than with free-living planktonic cells.

persists in the nonculturable state in biofilms in the natural aquatic environment, leading to the conclusion that biofilms play a signif-icant role in the annual cycle of V. cholerae O1 in the environment and notably in annual epidemics of cholera in Bangladesh.

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LEAD DISTRIBUTION IN A SIMULATED AQUATIC ENVIRONMENT: EFFECTS OF BACTERIAL BIOFILMS AND IRON OXIDE YARROW M. NELSON, WAIHUNG LO, LEONARD W. LION, MICHAEL L.

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Plants commonly have microbial populations associated with their external tissues. Microorganisms attach to surfaces and develop biofilms.

Biofilm-associated cells can be differentiated from their suspended counterparts by generation of an extracellular polymeric substance (EPS) matrix, reduced growth rates, and the up- and down- regulation of specific genes. Attachment is a complex process regulated by diverse characteristics of the growth medium, substratum, and cell surface.

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