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Ecology of Marine Microbial Biofilms

  1. Marion Köster,
  2. Lutz-Arend Meyer-Reil

Published Online: 15 JAN 2003

DOI: 10.1002/0471263397.env052

Encyclopedia of Environmental Microbiology

Encyclopedia of Environmental Microbiology

How to Cite

Köster, M. and Meyer-Reil, L.-A. 2003. Ecology of Marine Microbial Biofilms. Encyclopedia of Environmental Microbiology. .

Author Information

  1. Institut für Ökologie der Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität Greifswald, Kloster/Hiddensee, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JAN 2003


  • Microbial Attachment to Surfaces

  • Biofilm Architecture and Function

  • Marine Microbial Biofilms

  • Importance of Gradients in Biofilm Metabolism

  • Roles of Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Sulfur, and Iron

  • Pools and Sources of Organic Carbon

  • Nutritional Relationships in Photoheterotrophic Biofilms

  • Disturbance of Biofilms


  • biofilms;
  • biofilms, marine;
  • marine environments