Effects of Small-Scale Turbulence on Bacteria: A Matter of Size

@article{Malits2004EffectsOS,
  title={Effects of Small-Scale Turbulence on Bacteria: A Matter of Size},
  author={Andrea Malits and Francesc Peters and M. Bayer–Giraldi and C{\`e}lia Marras{\'e} and Annamaria Zoppini and Oscar Guadayol and Miquel Alcaraz},
  journal={Microbial Ecology},
  year={2004},
  volume={48},
  pages={287-299}
}
We examined the influence of small-scale turbulence and its associated shear on bacterioplankton abundance and cell size. We incubated natural microbial assemblages and bacteria-only fractions and subjected them to treatments with turbulence and additions of mineral nutrients and/or organic carbon. Bacterial abundance was not affected directly by turbulence in bacteria-only incubations. In natural microbial assemblage incubations, bacterial concentrations were higher under turbulence than in… CONTINUE READING

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