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In order to assess the factors that determine the dynamics of bacteria with high nucleic acid content in aquatic systems, we (i) conducted 24-h in situ dialysis experiments, involving different fractions of plankton and unfiltered water and (ii) examined empirical relationships between bacteria and both abiotic factors and protists, in boreal humic(More)
Over the last decades, mass developments by the filamentous conjugating green alga Mougeotia have been followed in three large peri-alpine lakes (Lake Geneva, Lake Garda, Lake Maggiore) and in the sub-tropical Lake Kinneret. The aim of this study is to highlight annual and interannual patterns of Mougeotia biomass in the studied lakes and select key(More)
Dilution-regrowth experiments coupled to fluorescence in situ hybridization were conducted with samples from two humic reservoirs in order to examine how inorganic nutrients (N, P) affect free-living bacterioplankton phylogenetic groups and subsequently the quality of dissolved organic matter (DOM). The experiments were complemented by analyses of the(More)
The direct effects of pesticides on aquatic bacteria are poorly known. We experimentally investigated the direct effects of diuron (herbicide) on the composition and activities of lake bacterioplankton, using Denaturing Gradient Gel Electrophoresis (DGGE), cloning/sequencing, and flow cytometry with dyes that allow detection of dead cells, cells with(More)
We used fingerprinting and cloning-sequencing to study the spatiotemporal dynamics and diversity of Planctomycetes in two perialpine lakes with contrasting environmental conditions. Planctomycetes, which are less-abundant bacteria in freshwater ecosystems, appeared to be structured in the same way as the entire bacterial community in these ecosystems. They(More)
In search of a primer set that could be used to study Planctomycetes dynamics in lakes and especially via fingerprinting methods, e.g. denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis (DGGE), three existing specific primer sets, developed for marine and soil systems, have been tested on water samples from four freshwater ecosystems. The first primer set(More)
Reservoirs and lakes were compared to test the hypothesis that they are similar with respect to factors driving the variation in CO(2) emissions to the atmosphere. Understanding this variation is necessary for the assessment of the contribution of these freshwater ecosystems to the global carbon cycle. This study, in contrast to previous ones, included(More)
The pollution of lakes and rivers by pesticides is a growing problem worldwide. However, the impacts of these substances on microbial communities are still poorly understood, partly because next-generation sequencing (NGS) has rarely been used in an ecotoxicology context to study bacterial communities despite its interest for accessing rare taxa. Microcosm(More)
Phytoplankton dynamics, bacterial standing stocks and living microbial biomass (derived from ATP measurements, 0.7-200 mm size class) were examined in 1996 in the newly flooded (1995) Sep Reservoir ('Massif Central,' France), for evidence of the importance of the microbial food web relative to the traditional food chain. Phosphate concentrations were low,(More)
Stream and lake ecosystems in agricultural watersheds are exposed to fungicide inputs that can threaten the structure and functioning of aquatic microbial communities. This research analyzes the impact of the triazole fungicide tebuconazole (TBZ) on natural biofilm and plankton microbial communities from sites presenting different degrees of agricultural(More)