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Human Health Risk Assessment (HHRA) for Environmental Development and Transfer of Antibiotic Resistance
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It is proposed that environmental aspects of antibiotic-resistance development be included in the processes of any HHRA addressing ARB, and a multicriteria decision analysis approach would be a useful way to undertake an HHRA of environmental antibiotic resistance that informs risk managers.
Optical sectioning of microbial biofilms
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Application of the concepts of architectural analysis to mixed- or pure-species biofilms will allow detailed examination of the relationships among biofilm structure, adaptation, and response to stress.
Scanning Transmission X-Ray, Laser Scanning, and Transmission Electron Microscopy Mapping of the Exopolymeric Matrix of Microbial Biofilms
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This combination of multimicroscopy analysis can be used to create a detailed correlative map of biofilm structure and composition and to improve the understanding of the biochemical basis for biofilm organization.
Phylogenetic Composition, Spatial Structure, and Dynamics of Lotic Bacterial Biofilms Investigated by Fluorescent in Situ Hybridization and Confocal Laser Scanning Microscopy
A bstractThe phylogenetic composition, three-dimensional structure and dynamics of bacterial communities in river biofilms generated in a rotating annular reactor system were studied by fluorescent
Impacts of Municipal Wastewater Effluents on Canadian Waters: a Review
Domestic sewage is a major threat to receiving waters throughout the world. In Canada, a high proportion of the population (81%) is served by municipal wastewater treatment facilities. Nevertheless,
Advanced imaging techniques for assessment of structure, composition and function in biofilm systems.
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This mini review provides a short outline of the more recent applications of laser scanning microscopy, magnetic resonance imaging and scanning transmission X-ray microscopy with the intention to stimulate new research and imaging approaches in microbiology.
Effects of Velocity on the Transport of Two Bacteria Through Saturated Sand
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This study showed that sorption characteristics are bacteria specific, and are likely related to surface chemistry because G4PR1 is more hydrophobic than K. oxytoca, and showed that in order for bacterial transport experiments to be directly applicable to the subsurface, they should be conducted at velocities similar to those observed in the subsURface, or the relationship between the sorption parameter(s) and velocity should be known.
Next-Generation Sequencing of Microbial Communities in the Athabasca River and Its Tributaries in Relation to Oil Sands Mining Activities
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Several taxonomic groups of Bacteria and Archaea showed significant correlations with the concentrations of different contaminants, highlighting their potential as bioindicators.
Microscale and Molecular Assessment of Impacts of Nickel, Nutrients, and Oxygen Level on Structure and Function of River Biofilm Communities
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Observations indicate that significant interactions occur between Ni, oxygen, and nutrients and that Ni at 0.5 mg liter−1 may have significant impacts on river microbial community diversity and function.
Assessment of lectin-binding analysis for in situ detection of glycoconjugates in biofilm systems.
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Lectin-binding analysis represents a valuable tool to examine the glycoconjugate distribution in fully hydrated biofilms and chemical heterogeneities within extracellular biofilm locations can be identified in order to examined the role ofExtracellular polymeric substances in environmental biofilm systems.
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