Microbial community structure in biofilms and water of a drinking water distribution system determined by lipid biomarkers.

@article{Keinnen2003MicrobialCS,
  title={Microbial community structure in biofilms and water of a drinking water distribution system determined by lipid biomarkers.},
  author={Minna M. Kein{\"a}nen and Pertti J.nNames Martikainen and Leena K Korhonen and Merja H. Suutari},
  journal={Water science and technology : a journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research},
  year={2003},
  volume={47 5},
  pages={
          143-7
        }
}
The development of microbial communities in biofilms of a drinking water distribution system was monitored, and compared to the microbial communities in water. The microbial communities were studied by phospholipid fatty acid (PLFA) profiles. In drinking water samples the most common PLFAs, with the proportion of 60.9%, were monoenoic fatty acids, such as 16:1omega7c and 18:1omega7c, indicating high abundance of gram-negative bacteria. Instead, in biofilm samples saturated fatty acids, such as… CONTINUE READING

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