Substrate uptake by uncultured bacteria from the genus Achromatium determined by microautoradiography.

Microautoradiography was used to investigate substrate uptake by natural communities of uncultured bacteria from the genus Achromatium. Studies of the uptake of (14)C-labelled substrates demonstrated that Achromatium cells from freshwater sediments were able to assimilate (14)C from bicarbonate, acetate, and protein hydrolysate; however, (14)C-labelled… (More)