Herbicides induce change in metabolic and genetic diversity of bacterial community from a cold oligotrophic lake.

@article{Aguayo2014HerbicidesIC,
  title={Herbicides induce change in metabolic and genetic diversity of bacterial community from a cold oligotrophic lake.},
  author={Paulina Aguayo and Constanza Gonz{\'a}lez and Ricardo Barra and Jos{\'e} Becerra and Miguel {\'A}ngel Mart{\'i}nez},
  journal={World journal of microbiology & biotechnology},
  year={2014},
  volume={30 3},
  pages={1101-10}
}
Pristine cold oligotrophic lakes show unique physical and chemical characteristics with permanent fluctuation in temperature and carbon source availability. Incorporation of organic toxic matters to these ecosystems could alter the bacterial community composition. Our goal was to assess the effects of simazine (Sz) and 2,4 dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D) upon the metabolic and genetic diversity of the bacterial community in sediment samples from a pristine cold oligotrophic lake. Sediment… CONTINUE READING