Activity of abundant and rare bacteria in a coastal ocean.

  title={Activity of abundant and rare bacteria in a coastal ocean.},
  author={Barbara J. Campbell and Liying Yu and John F. Heidelberg and David L. Kirchman},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  volume={108 31},
The surface layer of the oceans and other aquatic environments contains many bacteria that range in activity, from dormant cells to those with high rates of metabolism. However, little experimental evidence exists about the activity of specific bacterial taxa, especially rare ones. Here we explore the relationship between abundance and activity by documenting changes in abundance over time and by examining the ratio of 16S rRNA to rRNA genes (rDNA) of individual bacterial taxa. The V1-V2 region… CONTINUE READING
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