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Carbon Transformations and Activity in Biofilms

  1. Andrew Leis,
  2. Hans-Curt Flemming

Published Online: 15 JAN 2003

DOI: 10.1002/0471263397.env204

Encyclopedia of Environmental Microbiology

Encyclopedia of Environmental Microbiology

How to Cite

Leis, A. and Flemming, H.-C. 2003. Carbon Transformations and Activity in Biofilms. Encyclopedia of Environmental Microbiology. .

Author Information

  1. Gerhard Mercator Universität, Duisburg, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JAN 2003

Abstract

  • Diversity of Strategies for Carbon Metabolism by Biofilm Organisms

  • Syntrophy and Antagonism in Biofilms

  • Sources of Natural Organic Carbon Substrates

  • Assimilable Organic Carbon and Bioavailability Concepts

  • Microbial Transformations of Diverse and Dilute Substrates

  • Measurement of Transformations and Activity in Biofilms

Keywords:

  • bioavailability of organic substrates;
  • biofilms;
  • carbon transformations in biofilms;
  • natural organic matter (NOM) in aquatic environments;
  • humic substances in aquatic environments