The porous surface model, a novel experimental system for online quantitative observation of microbial processes under unsaturated conditions.

Water is arguably the most important constituent of microbial microhabitats due to its control of physical and physiological processes critical to microbial activity. In natural environments, bacteria often live on unsaturated surfaces, in thin (micrometric) liquid films. Nevertheless, no experimental systems are available that allow real-time observation… CONTINUE READING