Biofilm and capsule formation of the diatom Achnanthidium minutissimum are affected by a bacterium

@article{Windler2015BiofilmAC,
  title={Biofilm and capsule formation of the diatom Achnanthidium minutissimum are affected by a bacterium},
  author={Miriam Windler and Katrin Leinweber and Carolina Rio Bartulos and Bodo Philipp and Peter G. Kroth},
  journal={Journal of Phycology},
  year={2015},
  volume={51}
}
Photoautotrophic biofilms play an important role in various aquatic habitats and are composed of prokaryotic and/or eukaryotic organisms embedded in extracellular polymeric substances (EPS). We have isolated diatoms as well as bacteria from freshwater biofilms to study organismal interactions between representative isolates. We found that bacteria have a strong impact on the biofilm formation of the pennate diatom Achnanthidium minutissimum. This alga produces extracellular capsules of… 
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