Analysis of a portion of Vostok ice core number 5G, which is thought to contain frozen water derived from Lake Vostok, Antarctica (a body of liquid water located beneath about 4 kilometers of glacial ice), revealed between 2 x 10(2) and 3 x 10(2) bacterial cells per milliliter and low concentrations of potential growth nutrients. Lipopolysaccharide (a… (More)
Six common species of lake algae were found to ingest bacteria. The ingestion rates measured were of the same magnitude as those recorded for marine microflagellates totally dependent on external sources of carbon. A large biomass of Dinobryon species removed more bacteria from the water column of a lake than crustaceans, rotifers, and ciliates combined.
Assessing ammonium (NH4 +) availability in aquatic systems requires accurate concentration and turnover rate data. Water column NH4 + regeneration, potential NH4 + uptake, and nitrogen (N) fixation rates were measured in Missisquoi Bay, Lake Champlain, to help constrain internal N dynamics affecting phytoplankton community structure and cyanobacteria (Cy)… (More)