Comparison of free-living and particle-associated bacterial communities in the chesapeake bay by stable low-molecular-weight RNA analysis.

@article{Bidle1995ComparisonOF,
  title={Comparison of free-living and particle-associated bacterial communities in the chesapeake bay by stable low-molecular-weight RNA analysis.},
  author={Kay D Bidle and Madilyn Fletcher},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={1995},
  volume={61 3},
  pages={944-52}
}
Free-living and particle-associated bacterial communities in the Chesapeake Bay estuary were analyzed and compared by using acridine orange direct counts and low-molecular-weight (LMW) RNA analysis. Samples were taken from top and bottom waters at upper- and mid-bay sites in December 1992. Free-living bacteria dominated the bacterial numbers at all sampling sites, although particle-associated bacteria increased in areas with greater particle loads. LMW RNAs (5S rRNA and tRNA) obtained directly… CONTINUE READING