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A bacterial dynamics study was conducted in the southwest Atlantic Ocean off the Brazilian coast from October to December 1998 with samples collected at the depth of chlorophyll a maximum. The bacteria were counted by flow cytometry with the SYTO13 DNA dye and bacterial activity was measured as carbon production by the uptake of 3H-leucine. The samples were(More)
Structuring of bacterioplanktonic populations and factors that determine the structuring of specific niche partitions have been demonstrated only for a limited number of colder water environments. In order to better understand the physical chemical and biological parameters that may influence bacterioplankton diversity and abundance, we examined their(More)
Guanabara Bay is the second largest bay in the coast of Brazil, with an area of 384 km(2). In its surroundings live circa 16 million inhabitants, out of which 6 million live in Rio de Janeiro city, one of the largest cities of the country, and the host of the 2016 Olympic Games. Anthropogenic interference in Guanabara Bay area started early in the XVI(More)
Cabo Frio area (Central-southern Brazilian littoral) is characterized by a coastal upwelling due to prevailing E-NE winds, mainly during the spring-summer season. The geographic distribution of the zooplankton was described in order to separate ecological areas in terms of specific communities. Cluster analysis by weighted pair-group method (WPGA) and(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the influence of temperature increase combined to conditions of light incidence on functional response of Heleobia australis. Experiments were conducted using nine to ten food concentrations for each treatment: 20°C without light; 30°C without light and, 30°C under low light intensity. For each experiment, the(More)
Associations between Amphipoda Hyperiidea specimens and gelatinous zooplankton such as cnidarians, ctenophores or salps are known in the literature. It is well established that many hyperiids are intimately associated with gelatinous zooplankton during part or all of their life-cycles, and that the associations could be of commensal or of parasitic nature,(More)
We studied spatial and temporal distribution, abundance, diversity, equitability and species associations of the rotifers of the estuarine area of Suape (Pernambuco-Brazil), based on plankton samples collected according to the tidal regime at 11 fixed stations in Suape Bay and the estuaries of Massangana, Tatuoca and Ipojuca Rivers, during February (dry(More)
Due to the importance of heterotrophic bacteria in biogeochemical cycles and their influence on water quality, many studies have assessed the composition of the bacterial community. Most of these were made in temperate freshwaters. Eighteen heterotrophic bacteria communities distributed over time and space in the water column of Carioca Lake, not exposed to(More)
Species of the dinoflagellate genus Alexandrium produce phycotoxins responsible for paralytic shellfish poisoning. Blooms of Alexandrium minutum reach very high concentrations of vegetative cells in the water column; and when these blooms occur, large numbers of toxic cysts can be produced and deposited on sediments becoming available to benthic species.(More)