Accession Number : ADA332798

Title :   Molecular and Physiological Mechanisms of Diatom Fouling Phenomena.

Descriptive Note : Final rept 1 Jul 94-30 Sep 97

Corporate Author : MICHIGAN TECHNOLOGICAL UNIV HOUGHTON

Personal Author(s) : Gretz, Michael R. ; Hoagland, Kyle D.

PDF Url : ADA332798

Report Date : 26 NOV 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : This cooperative Augmentation Award for Science and Engineering Research Training has provided training for two doctoral students in several important areas of marine microalgal biofouling, including marine diatom mass culturing and adhesive isolation, biochemistry of adhesives, and laboratory experiments on the effects of substrate preconditioning on diatom adhesion. The overall goal of this research has been to provide a better understanding of the diatom portion of the biofouling process, to facilitate the development of more effective methods to control marine biofouling.

Descriptors :   *FOULING, *ALGAE, *FOULING ORGANISMS, BIOCHEMISTRY, ISOLATION, PHYSIOLOGY, MOLECULAR PROPERTIES, ADHESIVES, AQUATIC ANIMALS.

Subject Categories : Biology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE