An illustration of crutose coralline algaes and bioflim microbial communities

FIGURE WO-22Microbial biofilms are necessary for larval settlement

Crustose coralline algae (CCA) and biofilm microbial communities facilitate attachment and settlement of coral larvae via inductive compounds (settlement cues) produced by the CCA or by recruiting specific bacteria that release these cues.

SOURCE: Sharp and Ritchie (2012). Sharp, K. H., and K. B. Ritchie. 2012. Biological Bulletin 174:319–329. Used with permission from the Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA.

From: Workshop Overview

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The Science and Applications of Microbial Genomics: Workshop Summary.
Institute of Medicine (US) Forum on Microbial Threats.
Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2013.
Copyright © 2013, National Academy of Sciences.

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