Natural control of fouling in biofouling

de Nys, Rocky, Guenther, Jana, and Uriz, Maria (2010) Natural control of fouling in biofouling. In: Dürr, Simone, and Thomason, Jeremy C., (eds.) Biofouling. Wiley-Blackwell, UK, pp. 109-120.

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Abstract

The aim of this chapter is to highlight the diversity and complexity of the natural defence mechanisms that control biofouling in marine organisms. We have selected examples and case studies to provide an overview of the impacts of biofouling on organisms and the effectiveness of a range of defence mechanisms that prevent or reduce biofouling. The focus of this chapter is on the natural control of macrofouling organisms given this reflects the majority of work on the natural control of biofouling to date, acknowledging the growing body of literature on defences against bacteria, biofilms and pathogens. We also identify, where we can, the potential to further our understanding of the complexity of defence mechanisms and their potential synergies.

Item ID: 11100
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-1-4051-6926-4
Keywords: biofouling, ecology, biology, marine transport, aquaculture
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2010 05:36
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0699 Other Biological Sciences > 069999 Biological Sciences not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970106 Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences @ 100%
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