Diversity and distribution of pigmented heterotrophic bacteria in marine environments.

@article{Du2006DiversityAD,
  title={Diversity and distribution of pigmented heterotrophic bacteria in marine environments.},
  author={Hailian Du and Nianzhi Jiao and Yaohua Hu and Yonghui Zeng},
  journal={FEMS microbiology ecology},
  year={2006},
  volume={57 1},
  pages={92-105}
}
A systematic investigation of marine pigmented heterotrophic bacteria (PHB) based on the cultivation method and sequencing analysis of 16S rRNA genes was conducted in Chinese coastal and shelf waters and the Pacific Ocean. Both the abundance of PHB and the ratio of PHB to CFU decreased along trophic gradients from coastal to oceanic waters, with the highest values of 9.9 x 10(3) cell mL(-1) and 39.6%, respectively, in the Yangtze River Estuary. In contrast to the total heterotrophic bacteria… CONTINUE READING