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Role of shear stress on composition, diversity and dynamics of biofilm bacterial communities

Abstract : This article evaluates the effect of shear stress on the composition of biofilm bacterial communities. For the first time, a Conical Couette-Taylor Reactor (CCTR) was used to develop biofilms at varying shear stresses (from 0.055 to 0.27 Pa) and provided a useful model for studying the effect of hydrodynamics on biofilms. The composition, diversity and dynamics of biofilm bacterial communities were analysed using the PCR-SSCP fingerprint method. Results clearly demonstrate a link between shear stress and composition of the microbial communities. High shear stresses decrease biofilm diversity and the analysis of biofilm community dynamics suggests that shear stress would slow down biofilm maturation and tend to maintain a young biofilm.
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Alice Rochex, Jean-Jacques Godon, Nicolas Bernet, Renaud Escudie. Role of shear stress on composition, diversity and dynamics of biofilm bacterial communities. Water Research, IWA Publishing, 2008, 42 (20), pp.4915-4922. ⟨10.1016/j.watres.2008.09.015⟩. ⟨hal-02664829⟩

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