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Combinatorial materials research applied to the development of new surface coatings V. Application of a spinning water-jet for the semi-high throughput assessment of the attachment strength of marine fouling algae.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17453736     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In order to facilitate a semi-high throughput approach to the evaluation of novel fouling-release coatings, a 'spinjet' apparatus has been constructed. The apparatus delivers a jet of water of controlled, variable pressure into the wells of 24-well plates in order to facilitate measurement of the strength of adhesion of algae growing on the base of the wells. Two algae, namely, sporelings (young plants) of the green macroalga Ulva and a diatom (Navicula), were selected as test organisms because of their opposing responses to silicone fouling-release coatings. The percentage removal of algal biofilm was positively correlated with the impact pressure for both organisms growing on all the coating types. Ulva sporelings were removed from silicone elastomers at low impact pressures in contrast to Navicula cells which were strongly attached to this type of coating. The data obtained for the 24-well plates correlated with those obtained for the same coatings applied to microscope slides. The data show that the 24-well plate format is suitable for semi-high throughput screening of the adhesion strength of algae.
Franck Cassé; Shane J Stafslien; James A Bahr; Justin Daniels; John A Finlay; James A Callow; Maureen E Callow
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Biofouling     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0892-7014     ISO Abbreviation:  Biofouling     Publication Date:  2007  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-04-24     Completed Date:  2007-05-22     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9200331     Medline TA:  Biofouling     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  121-30     Citation Subset:  IM    
The University of Birmingham, School of Biosciences, Birmingham, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Biofilms / growth & development
Cell Adhesion
Coated Materials, Biocompatible*
Diatoms / physiology*
Marine Biology
Materials Testing / instrumentation,  methods
Ulva / physiology*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Coated Materials, Biocompatible; 7732-18-5/Water

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