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We have investigated the ecology of viruses in Lake Bourget (France) from January to August 2008. Data were analysed for viral and bacterial abundance and production, viral decay, frequency of lysogenic cells, the contribution of bacteriophages to prokaryotic mortality and their potential influence on nutrient dynamics. Analyses and experiments were(More)
In this study, we evaluated the driving forces exerted by a large set of environmental and biological parameters on the spatial and temporal dynamics of archaeal community structure in two neighbouring peri-alpine lakes that differ in terms of trophic status. We analysed monthly data from a 2-year sampling period at two depths corresponding to the epi- and(More)
Bacterioplankton plays a central role in the microbial functioning of lacustrine ecosystems; however, factors that constrain its structural variation are still poorly understood. Here we evaluated the driving forces exerted by a large set of environmental and biological parameters on the temporal and spatial dynamics of free-living bacterial community(More)
We conducted a 1-year survey of the surface waters of two deep peri-alpine lakes, and investigated the abundances and community structure of picocyanobacteria and co-occurring cyanomyophages. Picocyanobacterial abundances ranged between 4.5 × 10(4) and 1.6 × 10(5) cells mL(-1) in Lake Annecy vs. 2.2 × 10(3) and 1.6 × 10(5) cells mL(-1) in Lake Bourget.(More)
BACKGROUND Over the last 30 years, extensive studies have revealed the crucial roles played by microbes in aquatic ecosystems. It has been shown that bacteria, viruses and protozoan grazers are dominant in terms of abundance and biomass. The frequent interactions between these microbiological compartments are responsible for strong trophic links from(More)
Despite the considerable attention that has been paid to bacterioplankton over recent decades, the dynamic of aquatic bacterial community structure is still poorly understood, and long-term studies are particularly lacking. Moreover, how the environment governs diversity patterns remains a key issue in aquatic microbial ecology. In this study, we used(More)
The potential toxic effects of carboxylated (COOH) single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) were investigated on the cell growth and viability of two reference (Silicibacter pomeroyi, Oceanospirillum beijerinckii) and two environmental (Vibrio splendidus, Vibrio gigantis) Gram-negative marine bacterial strains. Bacterial cells were exposed to six(More)
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