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Main Title Effects of Cellular Aggregation on the Ecology of Microorganisms: An Ecosystem-Level Understanding of Complex Microbial Systems Will Lead to Better Management of the Human Impact on Such Systems.
Author Lewis, D. L. ; Gattie., D. K. ;
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab., Athens, GA. ;Technology Applications, Inc., Athens, GA.
Publisher c1990
Year Published 1990
Report Number EPA/600/J-90/061;
Stock Number PB90-245630
Additional Subjects Ecology ; Microorganisms ; Agglomeration ; Growth(Biology) ; Nutrients ; Diffusion ; Reprints ; Environmental monitoring ; Microbial colony count ; Environmental impacts
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB90-245630 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 8p
Relative to what is known about the behavior of microorganisms in the free-living state, very little is known about their activities in aggregates. Nevertheless, a full understanding of how complex microbial systems develop and function resides not so much in improving knowledge of either state. Rather, it will come through studies revealing the distinct ecological roles of both free-living and aggregate microbial systems, the fundamental principles governing their interactions, and the influence of periodic physical and chemical environmental changes on those interactions. Without this level of understanding, the authors activities will inevitably introduce severe disruptions into some of the basic ecological processes.