• Influence of Acidification and Warming of Seawater on Biofouling by Bacteria Grown over API 5L Steel

    26 days ago - By Springer

    Abstract
    The acidification and warming of seawater have several impacts on marine organisms, including over microorganisms. The influence of acidification and warming of seawater on biofilms grown on API 5L steel surfaces was evaluated by sequencing the 16S ribosomal gene. For this, three microcosms were designed, the first simulating the natural marine environment , the second with a decrease in pH from 8.1 to 7.9, and an increase in temperature by 2 °C , and the third with pH in around 7.7 and an increase in temperature of 4 °C. The results showed that MCC was dominated by the...
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