Sediment microbial community structure and mercury methylation in mercury-polluted Clear Lake, California.

@article{Macalady2000SedimentMC,
  title={Sediment microbial community structure and mercury methylation in mercury-polluted Clear Lake, California.},
  author={Jennifer L. Macalady and Elizabeth Erin Mack and Douglas C Nelson and Kate M. Scow},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={2000},
  volume={66 4},
  pages={1479-88}
}
Spatial and temporal variations in sediment microbial community structure in a eutrophic lake polluted with inorganic mercury were identified using polar lipid fatty acid (PLFA) analysis. Microbial community structure was strongly related to mercury methylation potential, sediment organic carbon content, and lake location. Pore water sulfate, total mercury concentrations, and organic matter C/N ratios showed no relationships with microbial community structure. Seasonal changes and changes… CONTINUE READING

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