Salinity as a structuring factor for the composition and performance of bacterioplankton degrading riverine DOC.

@article{Langenheder2003SalinityAA,
  title={Salinity as a structuring factor for the composition and performance of bacterioplankton degrading riverine DOC.},
  author={Silke Langenheder and Veljo Kisand and Johan Wikner and Lars J Tranvik},
  journal={FEMS microbiology ecology},
  year={2003},
  volume={45 2},
  pages={189-202}
}
Abstract The impact of salinity on the composition and functional performance (biomass production, growth efficiency and growth rates) of bacterial communities was investigated using batch cultures growing on dissolved organic carbon from a river draining into the Northern Baltic Sea. The cultures were adjusted to riverine or estuarine salinity levels and inoculated with bacteria from these two environments. Bacterial growth efficiencies differed in response to salinity and the origin of the… CONTINUE READING