Mar Biotechnol (NY) 2006 Jan-Feb;8(1):62-70. Epub 2006 Feb 8.
Departamento de Materiales y Corrosión, Programa de Corrosión del Golfo de México, Universidad Autónoma de Campeche, Av. Agustín Melgar, C.P. 24030, Campeche, Campeche, Mexico.
Viable bacterial counts, chemical markers, phospholipid fatty acid analysis (PLFA), and Fourier-transformed infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), together with electrochemical methods, were used to study biofilm dynamics and its impact on the corrosion resistance of UNS S31603 stainless steels exposed to the Gulf of Mexico seawater. Biofilms progressively accumulated, peaking on day 20, but finally detached. The extracellular polysaccharide (EPS)/cellular biomass ratio remained low most of the time, but reached its highest level (4. Read More