Low densities of epiphytic bacteria from the marine alga Ulva australis inhibit settlement of fouling organisms.

@article{Rao2007LowDO,
  title={Low densities of epiphytic bacteria from the marine alga Ulva australis inhibit settlement of fouling organisms.},
  author={Dhana Rao and Jeremy Webb and Carola Holmstr{\"o}m and Rebecca Josephine Case and Adrian Fatt Hoe Low and Peter D. Steinberg and Staffan J. Kjelleberg},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={73 24},
  pages={7844-52}
}
Bacteria that produce inhibitory compounds on the surface of marine algae are thought to contribute to the defense of the host plant against colonization of fouling organisms. However, the number of bacterial cells necessary to defend against fouling on the plant surface is not known. Pseudoalteromonas tunicata and Phaeobacter sp. strain 2.10 (formerly Roseobacter gallaeciensis) are marine bacteria often found in association with the alga Ulva australis and produce a range of extracellular… CONTINUE READING