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The importance of extracellular carbohydrate productionby marine epipelic diatoms
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This chapter reviews the current knowledge on the production rates, patterns and composition of benthic diatom EPS in culture and field studies and concludes that more detailed research on the structural and physical properties of EPS are needed to understand its role in the environment. Expand
Measuring the in situ Erosion Shear Stress of Intertidal Sediments with the Cohesive Strength Meter (CSM)
The shear resistance of muddy sediments directly governs the susceptibility of the sediment to erosion by tidal and wave induced currents. Measurements of the natural erosion shear stress areExpand
The measurement of microbial carbohydrate exopolymers from intertidal sediments
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Comparative studies of storage and extraction methods for carbohydrate fractions on intertidal estuarine sediments suggest that colloidal-EDTA extractions remove bacterial capsular EPS and EPS more closely associated with sediment particles. Expand
THE UPS AND DOWNS OF LIFE IN A BENTHIC BIOFILM: MIGRATION OF BENTHIC DIATOMS
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The methodology that was historically used to examine patterns in diatom migration as well as introduce new technologies (e.g. remote sensing) are reviewed to provide a comprehensive overview of the migratory literature to date. Expand
Comparative structure, primary production and biogenic stabilization of cohesive and non-cohesive marine sediments inhabited by microphytobenthos
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The stability of the non-cohesive sediments was greatly increased by the presence of a microbial mat and areas where mat and biofilm systems were visible were more resistant to sediment erosion than adjacent areas without biofilm development. Expand
Working with Natural Cohesive Sediments
Summary of Stabilizing and Destabilizing Biotic Influenceson Natural Cohesive Sediment STABILIZING DESTABILIZINGEPS secretion : Extracellularpolymeric substances bybacteria andExpand
Consistent patterns and the idiosyncratic effects of biodiversity in marine ecosystems
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Variable diversity effects for species representative of marine coastal systems at both global and regional scales are demonstrated and evidence for an increase in complementary resource use as diversity increases and strong evidence for diversity effects in naturally assembled communities at a regional scale is shown. Expand
PAM FLUORESCENCE: A BEGINNERS GUIDE FOR BENTHIC DIATOMISTS
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This paper provides a basic introduction for fluorescence techniques, particularly for benthic diatomists, explaining complex photophysiological theory in a simplified manner to allow inexperienced workers to interpret their data and understand fluorescence-based scientific papers. Expand
Adaptations of microphytobenthos assemblages to sediment type and tidal position.
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The two diatom biofilm types had distinct strategies to photo-regulate: epipelic diatoms using vertical migration to position themselves at the sediment depth of optimum light conditions, and epipsammic di atoms using the xanthophyll cycle to photo -regulate. Expand
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