Table 1: Setups in the different test tubes, each containing 30 mL sterilised artificial seawater (). Blank = alginate beads; neither ceramic tiles were inoculated with P. sp. strain MLms_gA3 cells.

ControlExperiment
Pseudoalteromonas sp. strain MLms_gA3Vibrio anguillarum⁢Sea water inoculated with V. anguillarum ⁢ (~105 cfu mL−1 planktonic cells)
Test tube number123123123

Sea water inoculated withPlanktonic cells (~104 cfu/mL)15 alginate beads containing P. sp. strain MLms_gA3Ceramic tiles with MLms_gA3 biofilmPlanktonic cells (~105 cfu/mL)15 blank alginate beadsBlank ceramic tilesPlanktonic MLms_gA3 cells (~104 cfu/mL)15 alginate beads containing P. sp. strain MLms_gA3Ceramic tiles with MLms_gA3 biofilm