Effects of inorganic particles on metabolism by a periphytic marine bacterium.

  title={Effects of inorganic particles on metabolism by a periphytic marine bacterium.},
  author={Andrew S. Gordon and S M Gerchakov and Frank J. Millero},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  volume={45 2},
Measurements were made of adsorption of a periphytic marine bacterium, glucose, and glutamic acid to inorganic particles in seawater and defined bacterial growth medium. Measurements of the metabolism of bacteria were made in the presence and absence of particles by microcalorimetry and radiorespirometry. It was found that hydroxyapatite adsorbs glutamic acid, but not glucose, from the experimental medium. It was also found that hydroxyapatite adsorbs essentially all of the bacteria from the… CONTINUE READING

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