Changes in bacterial and eukaryotic community structure after mass lysis of filamentous cyanobacteria associated with viruses.

@article{Hannen1999ChangesIB,
  title={Changes in bacterial and eukaryotic community structure after mass lysis of filamentous cyanobacteria associated with viruses.},
  author={Erik J. van Hannen and Gabriel J M Zwart and M P van Agterveld and Herman J. Gons and Jeannine Ebert and Hendrikus J. Laanbroek},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={1999},
  volume={65 2},
  pages={795-801}
}
During an experiment in two laboratory-scale enclosures filled with lake water (130 liters each) we noticed the almost-complete lysis of the cyanobacterial population. Based on electron microscopic observations of viral particles inside cyanobacterial filaments and counts of virus-like particles, we concluded that a viral lysis of the filamentous cyanobacteria had taken place. Denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis (DGGE) of 16S ribosomal DNA fragments qualitatively monitored the removal of… CONTINUE READING