Influence of Algal Biomass on Extracellular Enzyme Activity in River Biofilms

  title={Influence of Algal Biomass on Extracellular Enzyme Activity in River Biofilms},
  author={Anna M. Roman{\'i} and Sergi Sabater},
  journal={Microbial Ecology},
Relationships between biofilm structural components (algal and bacterial biomass) and the activities of some extracellular enzymes that contribute to the ability to degrade organic matter) were explored for six Atlantic and three Mediterranean streams and rivers. The biofilms in these fluvial systems accounted for a wide range of bacterial and algal biomass and colonized the most common benthic habitats. Ratio of bacteria/algae biomass was lower in Atlantic than in Mediterranean streams, but… CONTINUE READING
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