Stream Biofilm Responses to Flow Intermittency: From Cells to Ecosystems

  title={Stream Biofilm Responses to Flow Intermittency: From Cells to Ecosystems},
  author={Sergi Sabater and Xisca Timoner and Carles M. Borrego and Vicenç Acu{\~n}a},
  journal={Frontiers in Environmental Science},
Temporary streams are characterized by the alternation of dry and wet hydrological phases, creating both a harsh environment for the biota as well as a high diversity of opportunities for adaptation. These systems are eminently microbial-based during several of these hydrological phases, and those growing on all solid substrata (biofilms) accordingly change their physical structure and community composition. Biofilms experience large decreases on cell densities and biomass, both of bacteria and… 

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