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Article: Relationship between bacterial community profile in biofilm and attachment of the acorn barnacle Balanus amphitrite

TitleRelationship between bacterial community profile in biofilm and attachment of the acorn barnacle Balanus amphitrite
Authors
KeywordsBalanus Amphitrite
Cypris Attachment
Intertidal Biofilm
Microbial Community
T-Rflp
Terminal-Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphism
Issue Date2003
PublisherInter-Research. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.int-res.com/journals/ame/index.html
Citation
Aquatic Microbial Ecology, 2003, v. 33 n. 3, p. 225-237 How to Cite?
AbstractThe relationship between bacterial community profile in biofilm and attachment of the acorn barnacle Balanus amphitrite was investigated using a double-dish choice larval attachment bioassay and the DNA fingerprinting technique T-RFLP (terminal-restriction fragment length polymorphism). Biofilms for bioassays were either developed at 3 intertidal heights (i.e. high, mid and low) for 6 d or at the mid-intertidal height for 3 to 12 d. A clear distinction among biofilm communities at the 3 intertidal heights was revealed in the bacterial community profiles (determined by T-RFLP), biomass (determined by total organic carbon analysis), and abundance of bacteria and diatoms. Overall, cyprids of B. amphitrite preferred intertidal biofilms (i.e. 6 d old) over unfilmed surfaces for attachment. Moreover, cyprids also preferred to attach on biofilms of mid-intertidal height over high-intertidal or subtidal heights. There was no correlation between cypris attachment and any of the 3 biofilm attributes (i.e. biomass, abundance of bacteria and diatoms). Therefore, it was concluded that changes in the bacterial community profile in the biofilm affect the attractiveness of the biofilm to barnacle larvae and, thus, may determine the behavior (accepting or rejecting a surface) of settling larvae. We hypothesize that the temporal and spatial changes in the microbial community profile lead to the temporal and spatial recruitment pattern of marine invertebrates at a microscopic scale.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/178833
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2015 Impact Factor: 2.109
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dc.contributor.authorThiyagarajan, Ven_US
dc.contributor.authorLau, SCKen_US
dc.contributor.authorCheung, SCKen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-12-19T09:50:01Z-
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dc.date.issued2003en_US
dc.identifier.citationAquatic Microbial Ecology, 2003, v. 33 n. 3, p. 225-237en_US
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dc.description.abstractThe relationship between bacterial community profile in biofilm and attachment of the acorn barnacle Balanus amphitrite was investigated using a double-dish choice larval attachment bioassay and the DNA fingerprinting technique T-RFLP (terminal-restriction fragment length polymorphism). Biofilms for bioassays were either developed at 3 intertidal heights (i.e. high, mid and low) for 6 d or at the mid-intertidal height for 3 to 12 d. A clear distinction among biofilm communities at the 3 intertidal heights was revealed in the bacterial community profiles (determined by T-RFLP), biomass (determined by total organic carbon analysis), and abundance of bacteria and diatoms. Overall, cyprids of B. amphitrite preferred intertidal biofilms (i.e. 6 d old) over unfilmed surfaces for attachment. Moreover, cyprids also preferred to attach on biofilms of mid-intertidal height over high-intertidal or subtidal heights. There was no correlation between cypris attachment and any of the 3 biofilm attributes (i.e. biomass, abundance of bacteria and diatoms). Therefore, it was concluded that changes in the bacterial community profile in the biofilm affect the attractiveness of the biofilm to barnacle larvae and, thus, may determine the behavior (accepting or rejecting a surface) of settling larvae. We hypothesize that the temporal and spatial changes in the microbial community profile lead to the temporal and spatial recruitment pattern of marine invertebrates at a microscopic scale.en_US
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dc.publisherInter-Research. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.int-res.com/journals/ame/index.htmlen_US
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dc.subjectBalanus Amphitriteen_US
dc.subjectCypris Attachmenten_US
dc.subjectIntertidal Biofilmen_US
dc.subjectMicrobial Communityen_US
dc.subjectT-Rflpen_US
dc.subjectTerminal-Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphismen_US
dc.titleRelationship between bacterial community profile in biofilm and attachment of the acorn barnacle Balanus amphitriteen_US
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