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Prest, E.I.E.D. (author), Hammes, F. (author), Van Loosdrecht, M.C.M. (author), Vrouwenvelder, J.S. (author)
Biological stability of drinking water refers to the concept of providing consumers with drinking water of same microbial quality at the tap as produced at the water treatment facility. However, uncontrolled growth of bacteria can occur during distribution in water mains and premise plumbing, and can lead to hygienic (e.g., development of...
journal article 2016
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Hol, F.J.H. (author), Galajda, P. (author), Woolthuis, R.G. (author), Dekker, C. (author), Keymer, J.E. (author)
Background The spatial structure of a habitat can have a strong impact on community dynamics. Different experimental approaches exist to explore the effect of spatial structure on bacterial communities. To investigate the effect of ‘space’, a single implementation of spatial structure is often contrasted to bacterial community dynamics in well...
journal article 2015
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Van Vliet, S. (author), Hol, F.J.H. (author), Weenink, T. (author), Galajda, P. (author), Keymer, J.E. (author)
Background Bacterial habitats, such as soil and the gut, are structured at the micrometer scale. Important aspects of microbial life in such spatial ecosystems are migration and colonization. Here we explore the colonization of a structured ecosystem by two neutrally labeled strains of Escherichia coli. Using time-lapse microscopy we studied the...
journal article 2014