Algae vs Biofouling - What's the difference?

algae | biofouling |


As nouns the difference between algae and biofouling

is that algae is (alga) while biofouling is the accumulation of living organisms on some surface by bacteria, fungi, protozoa, algae and invertebrates.

algae

English

Noun

(head)
  • (alga)
  • Anagrams

    * ----

    alga

    English

    (wikipedia alga)

    Noun

    (algae)
  • (biology) Any of many aquatic photosynthetic organisms, whose size ranges from a single cell to giant kelps and whose form is very diverse; some are eukaryotic and some prokaryotic; includes the seaweeds.
  • Usage notes

    * (term) is a non-standard plural.

    Hyponyms

    * seaweed

    biofouling

    Noun

    (en-noun)
  • The accumulation of living organisms on some surface by bacteria, fungi, protozoa, algae and invertebrates.
  • * 2007 , Schumacher, James F, et. al., "Engineered antifouling microtopographies – effect of feature size, geometry, and roughness on settlement of zoospores of the green alga Ulva", Biofouling: The Journal of Bioadhesion and Biofilm Research, 23(1):55-62.[http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/ftinterface?content=a776600187&rt=0&format=pdf]
  • Tin and copper-based paints are effective at reducing biofouling , however, an alternative is needed to address environmental restrictions on tin and copper formulations.