Culturable heterotrophic bacteria from the euphotic zone of the Indian Ocean during the summer monsoon

  • S. Bhuvana Nair, Ponnampakam A. LOKA BHARATHI, Dorairajsingham CHANDRAMOHAN Nationallnstitute
  • Published 2012


Cuturable heterotrophic bacterial counts (viable counts: VC) by surface plating on ZoBell medium and total bacterial counts (TC) by epifluorescence microscopy were carried out in sea water off the southwest coast of lndia during the monsoon. TC were three orders of magnitude higher than VC. Pseudomonas/Alteromonas group 1 was dominant in both nearshore and… (More)


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