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The biology of biofouling diatoms and their role in the development of microbial slimes
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This review covers the basic biology of fouling marine diatoms, their mechanisms of adhesion and the nature of their adhesives, as well as documenting the various approaches that have been utilised to understand the formation and maintenance of diatom biofouling layers.
PRIMARY ADHESION OF ENTEROMORPHA (CHLOROPHYTA, ULVALES) PROPAGULES: QUANTITATIVE SETTLEMENT STUDIES AND VIDEO MICROSCOPY 1
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High‐resolution video microscopy was used for the first time to reveal details of the various stages in the settlement and adhesion of zoospores and zygotes, and density‐dependent spore adhesion effects not previously reported were revealed.
In vivo characterization of diatom multipartite plastid targeting signals
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The data strongly support the hypothesis of a multi-step plastid targeting process in chromophytic algae and raises questions about the continuity of the ER and CER and the function of the latter in polypeptide trafficking.
THE COMPLEX POLYSACCHARIDES OF THE RAPHID DIATOM PINNULARIA VIRIDIS (BACILLARIOPHYCEAE) 1
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chemical and AFM data for the WW and HB fractions indicated that compositional differences were associated with substantial changes in the morphology and properties of the cell surface mucilage, whereas most of the mucilage comprised firmer more gelatinous polymers comparatively enriched in rhamnose.
Adhesion and motility of fouling diatoms on a silicone elastomer
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It is shown that fouling diatoms adhere more strongly to a hydrophobic PDMSE surface, and this feature may contribute to their successful colonization of low surface energy, foul-release coatings.
NANOSTRUCTURE OF THE DIATOM FRUSTULE AS REVEALED BY ATOMIC FORCE AND SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPY
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Results showed little variation in the size range of the silica particles within a particular frustule component (valve or girdle band), but there may be differences in particle size between these components within a diatom frustule and significant differences are found between species.
Development of the primary bacterial microfouling layer on antifouling and fouling release coatings in temperate and tropical environments in Eastern Australia
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Bacterial fouling was correlated to both location and season, with fouling occurring at a more rapid rate at the Cairns location, as well as during the summer months, when higher water temperatures were recorded.
Development of the initial diatom microfouling layer on antifouling and fouling-release surfaces in temperate and tropical Australia
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The role played by diatoms during the pioneering stages of colonization of three marine antifouling (AF) coatings, viz Intersmooth 360®, Super Yacht 800® and a fouling-release (FR) coating Intersleek 700®, was investigated.
Proteomonas sulcata gen. et sp. nov. (Cryptophyceae), a cryptomonad with two morphologically distinct and alternating forms
Abstract Proteomonas sulcata gen. et sp. nov. (Cryptophyceae) is described from Australian waters. It has an unusual life history involving two morphologically distinct and alternating forms that are
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