B. Karrasch

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The monotetrazolium redox dye 5-cyano-2,3-ditolyl tetrazolium chloride (CTC) has been used as a vital stain of actively respiring bacteria for several years. In this study, inhibitory effects on bacterial metabolism of this redox dye have been examined in a brackish water environment (Kiel Fjord, Germany) and a freshwater environment (Elbe River, Germany).(More)
Most studies focus on the ecotoxicity of pulp and paper mill effluents, rather than on how they affect the physicochemical and biological structure and the intrinsic ecological capabilities of the receiving watercourses. We investigated the impact of such effluents on the water quality, microplankton system and microbial self-purification capacity(More)
We investigated whether algal osmotrophy in naturally acidic Lake Caviahue is an important process for acquisition of organic carbon and organic nitrogen. To accomplish this, we quantified algal assimilation of organic compounds, measured the specific growth rate and biomass yield, and documented incorporation of organic compounds by phytoplankton in situ(More)
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