Particle counter determination of bacterial biomass in seawater.

  title={Particle counter determination of bacterial biomass in seawater.},
  author={Kazuhiro Kogure and Isao Koike},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  volume={53 2},
The applicability of the Elzone particle counter to the determination of marine bacterial biomass was investigated. The biomass of bacterial pure cultures and a mixed natural population were followed by using the particle counter, a CHN analyzer, and an ATP analyzer. The particle counter showed the precise size distribution of number and volume of submicron-size particles in seawater. For the pure cultured bacterial strains, the conversion factor from volume to carbon is 0.209 mg of C per mm… CONTINUE READING