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Author Heydt, Matthias.

Title How do spores select where to settle? : a holographic motility analysis of ulva zoospores on different surfaces / Matthias Heydt
Published Berlin ; Heidelberg ; New York : Springer, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 178 pages) : illustrations
Series Springer theses
Springer theses.
Contents Theory of holography -- State of the art -- Experimental details -- Results: motility and exploration behavior of ulva zoospores -- Discussion of the motility of ulva zoospores in vicinity to surfaces
Summary In this thesis, Matthias Heydt applies digital in-line holography to achieve for the first time a complete three dimensional and real time motion analysis of Ulva zoospores, both in solution and in the vicinity of different surfaces. These results provide previously unknown information about the behavior and mechanism spores use to select a suitable site for settlement. This work gives deeper insight into biofouling algae and stimulates new design strategies for antifouling coatings. Furthermore, the tracking system developed during this research could be used as a new system for assessing the antifouling performance on different surfaces at very early points in time, allowing disentanglement of surface conditioning and interaction of spores with pristine chemistries
Notes Ph. D. University of Heidelberg
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Zoospores.
Fouling organisms.
Microorganisms -- Motility.
Genre/Form Academic theses.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 3642172164 (print)
3642172172 (electronic bk.)
9783642172168 (print)
9783642172175 (electronic bk.)