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dc.contributor.authorBao, Wei Yang*
dc.contributor.authorLee, On On*
dc.contributor.authorChung, Hong Chun*
dc.contributor.authorLi, Mu*
dc.contributor.authorQian, Pei-Yuan*
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-28T07:59:23Zen
dc.date.available2016-02-28T07:59:23Zen
dc.date.issued2010-01en
dc.identifier.citationBao W-Y, Lee O-O, Chung H-C, Li M, Qian P-Y (2010) Copper affects biofilm inductiveness to larval settlement of the serpulid polychaete Hydroides elegans (Haswell) . Biofouling 26: 119–128. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08927010903329680.en
dc.identifier.issn0892-7014en
dc.identifier.issn1029-2454en
dc.identifier.pmid20390562en
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/08927010903329680en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/600223en
dc.description.abstractCopper (Cu) contamination is a potential threat to the marine environment due to the use of Cu-based antifouling paints. Cu stress on larval settlement of the polychaete Hydroides elegans was investigated, and this was linked to Cu stress on biofilms and on the biofilm development process. The inductiveness of young biofilms was more easily altered by Cu stress than that of old biofilms, indicating the relative vulnerability of young biofilms. This might result from changes in bacterial survival, the bacterial community composition and the chemical profiles of young biofilms. Cu also affected biofilm development and the chemical high performance liquid chromatograph fingerprint profile. The results indicate that Cu affected larval settlement mainly through its effect on the process of biofilm development in the marine environment, and the chemical profile was crucial to biofilm inductiveness. It is strongly recommended that the effects of environmentally toxic substances on biofilms are evaluated in ecotoxicity bioassays using larval settlement of invertebrates as the end point. © 2010 Taylor & Francis.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThe authors are grateful to the referees for their helpful comments on the manuscript. They also thank Dr SM Arellano for proof-reading the manuscript. This study was supported by an RGC grant ( 662207) and a KAUST Global Special Academic Partnership Program to PY Qian.en
dc.publisherInforma UK Limiteden
dc.subjectBacterial community compositionen
dc.subjectBiofilmen
dc.subjectChemical profileen
dc.subjectCopperen
dc.subjectHydroides elegansen
dc.subjectLarval settlementen
dc.titleCopper affects biofilm inductiveness to larval settlement of the serpulid polychaete Hydroides elegans (Haswell)en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalBiofoulingen
dc.contributor.institutionKey Laboratory of Mariculture, Ministry of Education, Ocean University of China, Qingdao 266003, China*
kaust.personBao, Wei-Yang*
kaust.personLee, On-On*
kaust.personChung, Hong-Chun*
kaust.personLi, Mu*
kaust.personQian, Pei-Yuan*
kaust.personBao, Wei-Yang
kaust.personLee, On-On
kaust.personChung, Hong-Chun
kaust.personLi, Mu
kaust.personQian, Pei-Yuan
kaust.grant.programKAUST Global Partnership Programen


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