Effect of interfaces on small, starved marine bacteria.

  title={Effect of interfaces on small, starved marine bacteria.},
  author={Staffan J. Kjelleberg and Beverley A. Humphrey and Kevin C. Marshall},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  volume={43 5},
The copiotrophic marine Vibrio sp. strain DW1, shown previously in batch culture to increase in numbers at the onset of starvation and then to form viable small cells with low endogenous respiration, appears to have a survival advantage at interfaces. Vibrio sp. strain DW1 behaved differently at interfaces compared with the aqueous phase under starvation conditions: (i) small cells were observed at an air-water interface without nutrients, (ii) nutrients added to the air-water interface quickly… CONTINUE READING