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Article: Preferential attachment of barnacle larvae to natural multi-species biofilms: Does surface wettability matter?

TitlePreferential attachment of barnacle larvae to natural multi-species biofilms: Does surface wettability matter?
Authors
KeywordsBalanus Amphitrite
Barnacle Attachment
Biofilms
Surface Wettability
Issue Date2008
PublisherElsevier BV. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jembe
Citation
Journal Of Experimental Marine Biology And Ecology, 2008, v. 361 n. 1, p. 36-41 How to Cite?
AbstractWe tested the hypothesis that surface wettability does not alter the positive effect of natural biofilms on larval attachment in the barnacle Balanus amphitrite. We also answered the question: Does substratum-biofilm interaction affect the larval choice in barnacle? We developed natural multi-species biofilms of different ages on both high (glass) and low (polystyrene) wettability surfaces at mid-intertidal height (native habitat of B. amphitrite). Attachment choice of both young (0-d-old) and old (6-d-old) larvae to biofilms was determined using still water choice bioassay. Irrespective of larval age, cyprid preferred to attach to un-filmed glass than to un-filmed polystyrene. In contrast to aged larvae, young larvae preferred old (6-d-old) biofilms on polystyrene to young (3-d-old) biofilms on glass. In this study, we were also able to examine the interaction between surface wettability, biofilms and larval attachment, by characterizing bacterial community composition in biofilms. Bacterial community composition showed significant differences between biofilms of different ages. Old biofilms positively influenced larval attachment, irrespective of the type of substrata, thereby supporting the hypothesis that surface wettability does not alter the positive effect of natural biofilms on larval attachment. © 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/179057
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.796
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.029
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dc.contributor.authorHung, OSen_US
dc.contributor.authorThiyagarajan, Ven_US
dc.contributor.authorQian, PYen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-12-19T09:51:41Z-
dc.date.available2012-12-19T09:51:41Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.citationJournal Of Experimental Marine Biology And Ecology, 2008, v. 361 n. 1, p. 36-41en_US
dc.identifier.issn0022-0981en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/179057-
dc.description.abstractWe tested the hypothesis that surface wettability does not alter the positive effect of natural biofilms on larval attachment in the barnacle Balanus amphitrite. We also answered the question: Does substratum-biofilm interaction affect the larval choice in barnacle? We developed natural multi-species biofilms of different ages on both high (glass) and low (polystyrene) wettability surfaces at mid-intertidal height (native habitat of B. amphitrite). Attachment choice of both young (0-d-old) and old (6-d-old) larvae to biofilms was determined using still water choice bioassay. Irrespective of larval age, cyprid preferred to attach to un-filmed glass than to un-filmed polystyrene. In contrast to aged larvae, young larvae preferred old (6-d-old) biofilms on polystyrene to young (3-d-old) biofilms on glass. In this study, we were also able to examine the interaction between surface wettability, biofilms and larval attachment, by characterizing bacterial community composition in biofilms. Bacterial community composition showed significant differences between biofilms of different ages. Old biofilms positively influenced larval attachment, irrespective of the type of substrata, thereby supporting the hypothesis that surface wettability does not alter the positive effect of natural biofilms on larval attachment. © 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherElsevier BV. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jembeen_US
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecologyen_US
dc.subjectBalanus Amphitriteen_US
dc.subjectBarnacle Attachmenten_US
dc.subjectBiofilmsen_US
dc.subjectSurface Wettabilityen_US
dc.titlePreferential attachment of barnacle larvae to natural multi-species biofilms: Does surface wettability matter?en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailThiyagarajan, V: rajan@hkucc.hku.hken_US
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dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jembe.2008.04.011en_US
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dc.identifier.volume361en_US
dc.identifier.issue1en_US
dc.identifier.spage36en_US
dc.identifier.epage41en_US
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dc.publisher.placeNetherlandsen_US
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dc.identifier.scopusauthoridQian, PY=35240648600en_US

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