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Environmental issues of Lake Taihu, China
Lake Taihu is characterized by its shallowness (mean depth = 1.9 m) and large surface area (2,338 km2). Runoff sources are mostly from the mountainous west and southwest, and outflows are locatedExpand
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Bacterioplankton Community Composition along a Salinity Gradient of Sixteen High-Mountain Lakes Located on the Tibetan Plateau, China
ABSTRACT The influence of altitude and salinity on bacterioplankton community composition (BCC) in 16 high-mountain lakes located at altitudes of 2,817 to 5,134 m on the Eastern Qinghai-XizangExpand
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Intragenomic Heterogeneity of 16S rRNA Genes Causes Overestimation of Prokaryotic Diversity
ABSTRACT Ever since Carl Woese introduced the use of 16S rRNA genes for determining the phylogenetic relationships of prokaryotes, this method has been regarded as the “gold standard” in bothExpand
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Submersed macrophytes play a key role in structuring bacterioplankton community composition in the large, shallow, subtropical Taihu Lake, China.
Within-lake horizontal heterogeneity of bacterioplankton community composition (BCC) was investigated in the large and shallow subtropical Taihu Lake (2338 km(2), maximum depth < 3 m). Samples wereExpand
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The filtration-acclimatization method for isolation of an important fraction of the not readily cultivable bacteria.
We developed a novel method, the filtration-acclimatization method (FAM), which enables the isolation and cultivation of an important fraction of the bacterial diversity, which is not cultivable byExpand
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Heterogeneity of archaeal and bacterial ammonia-oxidizing communities in Lake Taihu, China.
Ammonia-oxidizing archaea (AOA) and bacteria (AOB) communities within the surface sediments of Lake Taihu, a large eutrophic freshwater lake in China, were investigated using molecular approachesExpand
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The Passive Yet Successful Way of Planktonic Life: Genomic and Experimental Analysis of the Ecology of a Free-Living Polynucleobacter Population
Background The bacterial taxon Polynucleobacter necessarius subspecies asymbioticus represents a group of planktonic freshwater bacteria with cosmopolitan and ubiquitous distribution in standingExpand
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High predictability of the seasonal dynamics of a species-like Polynucleobacter population in a freshwater lake.
  • Q. Wu, M. Hahn
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Environmental microbiology
  • 1 September 2006
One of the key questions in microbial ecology is if seasonal patterns of bacterial community composition (BCC) observed in one year repeat in the following years. We have investigated if the recordedExpand
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pH Influences the Importance of Niche-Related and Neutral Processes in Lacustrine Bacterioplankton Assembly
ABSTRACT pH is an important factor that shapes the structure of bacterial communities. However, we have very limited information about the patterns and processes by which overall bacterioplanktonExpand
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Low Intraspecific Diversity in a Polynucleobacter Subcluster Population Numerically Dominating Bacterioplankton of a Freshwater Pond
ABSTRACT Cultivation-dependent and -independent methods were combined to investigate the microdiversity of a Polynucleobacter subcluster population (Betaproteobacteria) numerically dominating theExpand
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