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Biochemical Composition of Zooplankton from the Andaman Sea
Protein was the dominant constituent in mixed zooplankton, major planktonic groups and some common species collected from the Andaman Sea. Overall mean values, calculated as a percentage of dryExpand
Population dynamics of estuarine amphipods in Cochin backwaters
Population dynamics of 11 gammarid amphipod species (belonging to 9 genera), collected from Cochin backwaters, have been studied for the first time, based on an year round collection. The speciesExpand
Characterization of biofilms in different clinical M serotypes of Streptococcus pyogenes
Streptococcus pyogenes is a notorious human pathogen responsible for a wide array of infections. The ability of S. pyogenes to form biofilms is an innate property during the pathogenesis of invasiveExpand
Biofilm formation in a freshwater environment under photic and aphotic conditions
Time series studies have been carried out to characterise biofilms developed on inert surfaces, in naturally lit (photic) as well as dark (aphotic) environments in a freshwater system. VariousExpand
Incidence of Red Water Along South Kerala Coast
Incidence of red water along the Kerala coast at 2 localities, off Quilon and Cochin, in August 1976 and 1977 is reported. High concentrations of Noctiluca miliaris (up to 7.71 x 105/m3 in 1977) areExpand
Dispersal of Bap-mediated Staphylococcus aureus biofilm by proteinase K
  • S. Shukla, T. Rao
  • Biology, Medicine
  • The Journal of Antibiotics
  • 1 February 2013
The dominant role of biofilm-associated protein (Bap) in Staphylococcus aureus biofilm development prompted us to investigate Bap as a potential target for proteinase-mediated biofilm dispersion.Expand
Characterization of Stenotrophomonas acidaminiphila NCW‐702 biofilm for implication in the degradation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
Biofilm formation and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) degradation by a marine bacterium Stenotrophomonas acidaminihila NCW‐702 was investigated.
Comparative effect of temperature on biofilm formation in natural and modified marine environment
  • T. Rao
  • Biology
  • Aquatic Ecology
  • 1 June 2010
Progression of biofilm formation was monitored at two stations near a nuclear power plant, Kalpakkam, located near coastal waters of Bay of Bengal. These stations are natural marine environment,Expand
An Improved Crystal Violet Assay for Biofilm Quantification in 96-Well Microtitre Plate
Microplates are essential tools for biofilm research since it allows high throughput screening of biofilm forming strains or in the assay of anti-biofilm drugs. However, 96 well microtitre plateExpand