Russel T. Bell

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The spring development of both phytoplankton and bacterioplankton was investigated between 18 April and 7 May 1983 in mesotrophic Lake Erken, Sweden. By using the lake as a batch culture, our aim was to estimate, via different methods, the production of phytoplankton and bacterioplankton in the lake and to compare these production estimates with the actual(More)
Bacterioplankton abundance, [H]thymidine incorporation, CO(2) uptake in the dark, and fractionated primary production were measured on several occasions between June and August 1982 in eutrophic Lake Norrviken, Sweden. Bacterioplankton abundance and carbon biomass ranged from 0.5 x 10 to 2.4 x 10 cells liter and 7 to 47 mug of C liter, respectively. The(More)
The optimal concentration of [H]thymidine (i.e., the maximal degree of participation in DNA synthesis) as determined by adding increasing amounts of labeled thymidine at the same specific activity was similar to the concentration of thymidine inhibiting the de novo pathway as determined by isotope dilution plots. These experiments provide further(More)
From 1988 to 1993 we assessed the variability of bacterioplankton production and biomass in Lake Xolotlán (L. Managua), Nicaragua via [3H]thymidine incorporation into DNA and cell counting. Bacterial production ranged from 3 to 8 μg C l-1 h-1, and since production was equal throughout the water column, areal production was high (≈ 600–1200 mg C m-2 d-1).(More)