Physiological Status and Community Composition of Microbial Mats of the Ebro Delta, Spain, by Signature Lipid Biomarkers

@article{Navarrete2000PhysiologicalSA,
  title={Physiological Status and Community Composition of Microbial Mats of the Ebro Delta, Spain, by Signature Lipid Biomarkers},
  author={Antoni Navarrete and Aaron A. Peacock and Sarah J. Macnaughton and Jordi Urmeneta and Jordi Mas-Castell{\`a} and D. Carl White and Ricardo Guerrero},
  journal={Microbial Ecology},
  year={2000},
  volume={39},
  pages={92-99}
}
Physiological status of microbial mats of the Ebro Delta (Tarragona, Spain) based on the extraction of lipids considered ``signature lipid biomarkers'' (SLB) from the cell membranes and walls of microorganisms has been analyzed. Data from a day–night cycle show significant differences in viable cells countings (PLFA cells counts) ranging from 1.5 × 1010 to 5.0 × 1010 cells g−1 of sediment. Minimum values were observed at 18:00 and 6:00, when physicochemical conditions change drastically. The… CONTINUE READING