epibiosis


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epibiosis

[‚ep·ə·bī′ō·səs]
(ecology)
The arrangement in which organisms live on top of each other.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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La epibiosis es una interaccion facultativa de un ser vivo (epibionte) que habita sobre otro (basibionte) superficialmente (Wahl 1989).
In general, epibiosis has been viewed as a commensal relationship.
These potential community wide effects could then shed light on the importance of epibiosis to an ecosystem as a whole [23].
Chemical control of bacterial epibiosis on ascidians.
Among the topics are larvae and spores, fouling community processes, epibiosis and anti-epibiosis, microbial fouling, paint and coatings technology for controlling marine fouling, fouling and anti-fouling in oil and other offshore industries, regulation of marine anti-fouling in international and European Commission law, biofouling and climate change, and research in practical environmentally benign anti-fouling coatings.
La epibiosis es un tipo de simbiosis en la que un organismo vive sobre la capa superficial del otro.
El alto grado de polucion y la elevada temperatura de un puerto ubicado en latitud tropical facilitan, en una primera etapa, la colonizacion microbiana ("slime film") de las superficies metalicas y posteriormente la intensa fijacion por epibiosis de micro y macroorganismos (bioensuciamiento) de caracteristicas muy variadas.
Epibiosis is a widespread relationship in aquatic environments often involving planktonic microcrustaceans as hosts and a variety of organisms as epibionts, including bacteria, algae, protozoans, or even small metazoans (e.g., Ho & Perkins, 1985; Fernandez-Leborans, 2004).