Diversity and metabolism of marine bacteria cultivated on dissolved DNA.

  • Jay T Lennon
  • Published 2007 in Applied and environmental microbiology


Dissolved DNA (dDNA) is a potentially important source of energy and nutrients in aquatic ecosystems. However, little is known about the identity, metabolism, and interactions of the microorganisms capable of consuming dDNA. Bacteria from Eel Pond (Woods Hole, MA) were cultivated on low-molecular-weight (LMW) or high-molecular-weight (HMW) dDNA, which… (More)


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