Population sizes and growth pressure responses of intestinal microfloras of deep-sea fish retrieved from the abyssal zone.

@article{Yano1995PopulationSA,
  title={Population sizes and growth pressure responses of intestinal microfloras of deep-sea fish retrieved from the abyssal zone.},
  author={Yutaka Yano and A. Nakayama and Kanako Yoshida},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={1995},
  volume={61 12},
  pages={4480-3}
}
The intestinal floras of seven deep-sea fish retrieved at depths of from 3,200 to 5,900 m were examined for population sizes and growth responses to pressure. Large populations of culturable bacteria, ranging from 1.1 x 10(sup6) to 3.6 x 10(sup8) cells per ml of contents, were detected when samples were incubated at conditions characteristic of those of the deep sea. Culturable cell counts at in situ pressures were greater than those at atmospheric pressure in all samples. Most of the strains… CONTINUE READING