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The presence of a biofilm on the surface masks the effect of surface material on the deposition process, but it increases the total mass of deposit (SMUF plus biological deposit)

Tests carried out with biofilm and SMUF deposits showed that the biological layer masked the differences between the different surfaces but, at the same time, increased the amount of total deposit formed. Also, no significant differences were found between the number of total cells (DAPI) and active cells (CTC and Live/Dead) attached to the different surfaces.

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University of Porto
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