Perspectives and predictions on the microbial ecology of the hyporheic zone

  title={Perspectives and predictions on the microbial ecology of the hyporheic zone},
  author={Richard G. Storey and Roberta R. Fulthorpe and D. Dudley Williams},
  journal={Freshwater Biology},
1. Studies of hyporheic microbial ecology have suggested an important role for hyporheic microbial processes in stream ecosystem functioning. Using evidence from microbial communities in other aquatic habitats, some predictions are made concerning the diversity of microbial types and microbial processes likely to occur in the hyporheic zone, and the relative importance of these various types to the hyporheic ecosystem. 2. It is predicted that the biofilm growth form of interstitial micro… 

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