Bacteria immobilised in Gels: Improved methodologies for antifouling and biocontrol applications.

@article{Holmstrm2000BacteriaII,
  title={Bacteria immobilised in Gels: Improved methodologies for antifouling and biocontrol applications.},
  author={Carola Holmstr{\"o}m and Peter Steinberg and Vladimir Christov and Graham Christie and Staffan J. Kjelleberg},
  journal={Biofouling},
  year={2000},
  volume={15 1-3},
  pages={109-17}
}
A range of bacteria, including the marine bacterium Pseudoalteromonas tunicata which produces antifouling compounds, and Escherichia coli were used to investigate methods for immobilising bacteria in gels. Different types of matrices were screened using the survival of barnacle nauplii as a bioassay. A Dupont® polyvinylalcohol (PVOH) 10% gel was found to be the optimal matrix. This non-toxic gel remained stable in seawater while allowing for an outflux of active biological compounds from the… CONTINUE READING