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Cell-Cell Influences on Bacterial Community Development in Aquatic Biofilms
- McLean, Robert J. C., Barnes, Mary B., Windham, M. Katy, Merchant, Mubina, Forstner, Michael R. J., Fuqua, Clay
- Applied and environmental microbiology 2005 v.71 no.12 pp. 8987-8990
- aquatic communities, bacteria, bacterial communities, biofilm, culture media, dialysis, homoserine, lactones, lakes
- Dialysis tubing containing spent culture media, when placed in a lake, was colonized by a low diversity of bacteria, whereas abiotic controls had considerable diversity. Changes were seen in the presence and absence of acylated homoserine lactones, suggesting that these molecules and other factors may influence adherent-population composition.