biofouling

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biofouling

(bī′ō-fou′lĭng)
n.
The impairment or degradation of something, such as a ship's hull or mechanical equipment, as a result of the growth or activity of living organisms.

bi′o·foul′er n.
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Microfouling of manganese-oxidizing microorganisms in Rameswaram coastal waters.
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A turbulent channel flow apparatus for the determination of the adhesion strength of microfouling organisms.
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So, the natural mechanism of upsetting the development of the microfouling bacterial community by nontoxic marine natural compounds produced by the foul free host organisms may be taken as the most desirable way for breaking the fouling chain to reduce macrofouling settlement.
Microfouling: the role of primary film forming marine bacteria.