In situ measurement of microbial biomass, community structure and nutritional status

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Authors:White, David C.
Author Affiliations:Primary:
University of Tennessee, Center for Environmental Biotechnology, Knoxville, TN, United States
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University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Volume Title:Quantifying sedimentary geochemical processes
Volume Authors:Coleman, M. L., editor; Curtis, C. D.; Turner, G.
Source:Philosophical Transactions - Royal Society of London, Physical Sciences and Engineering, 344(1670), p.59-67; Royal Society of London discussion meeting on Quantifying sedimentary geochemical processes, London, United Kingdom, Jan. 26-27, 1993, edited by M. L. Coleman, C. D. Curtis and G. Turner. Publisher: Royal Society of London, London, United Kingdom. ISSN: 0962-8428
Publication Date:1993
Note:In English. Includes discussion. 34 refs.; illus., incl. 1 table
Summary:Signature lipid biomarker techniques are outlined; they can define quantitively viable biomass^ community structure^nutritional status of the sedimentary microbiota. The use of nucleic acid probes for specific bacterial 16S RNA or enzymes is discussed. [R.K.H.]
Subjects:Biochemistry; Biomarkers; Biomass; Biota; Communities; Ecology; Ecosystems; Fatty acids; In situ; Lipids; Measurement; Metabolism; Methods; Microorganisms; Nutrition; Organic acids; Organic compounds; Sediments; Soils; Trophic analysis
Abstract Numbers:94M/1257
Record ID:2007051000
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2019 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Mineralogical Abstracts, United Kingdom, Twickenham, United Kingdom
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