Corner R, Ham D, Bron J & Telfer T (2007) Qualitative assessment of initial biofouling on fish nets used in marine cage aquaculture. Aquaculture Research, 38 (6), pp. 660-663. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2109.2007.01675.x
A short communication which assesses the process of initial development of biofilms on nets used for fish culture in marine systems. Settlement follows a pattern of succession through conditioning, bacteria and diatoms with associated Extracellular Polymeric Substance (EPS) and other microscopic algae and fauna. Initial settlement appears to accelerate further settlement.
biofilm; biofouling; cage aquaculture; scanning electron microscope; confocal scanning laser microscopy; Integrated agriculture systems; Fish ponds; Aquaculture
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