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Role of chemotaxis in the transport of bacteria through saturated porous media

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2007

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Ford, Roseanne M, and Harvey, Ronald W, 2007, Role of chemotaxis in the transport of bacteria through saturated porous media: Advances in Water Resources, v. 30, iss. 6–7, p. 1608-1617.

Summary

Populations of chemotactic bacteria are able to sense and respond to chemical gradients in their surroundings and direct their migration toward increasing concentrations of chemicals that they perceive to be beneficial to their survival. It has been suggested that this phenomenon may facilitate bioremediation processes by bringing bacteria into closer proximity to the chemical contaminants that they degrade. To determine the significance of chemotaxis in these processes it is necessary to quantify the magnitude of the response and compare it to other groundwater processes that affect the fate and transport of bacteria. We present a systematic approach toward quantifying the chemotactic response of bacteria in laboratory scale experiments [...]

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Added to ScienceBase on Fri Apr 19 08:41:17 MDT 2013 by processing file <b>Interaction of Bacteria with Environmental Contaminants and Solid Surfaces in the Aquatic Environment.xml</b> in item <a href="https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/504216b7e4b04b508bfd3345">https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/504216b7e4b04b508bfd3345</a>

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DOI http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 10.1016/j.advwatres.2006.05.019

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journalAdvances in Water Resources
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