Uncoupled viral and bacterial distributions in coral reef waters of Tuamotu Archipelago (French Polynesia).

@article{Bouvy2012UncoupledVA,
  title={Uncoupled viral and bacterial distributions in coral reef waters of Tuamotu Archipelago (French Polynesia).},
  author={Marc Bouvy and Marine Combe and Yvan Bettarel and Christine Dupuy and Emma J. Rochelle-Newall and Loic Charpy},
  journal={Marine pollution bulletin},
  year={2012},
  volume={65 10-12},
  pages={506-15}
}
This study examined the distribution of virioplankton and bacterioplankton in two coral reef systems (Ahe and Takaroa atolls) in the Tuamotu Archipelago, in comparison with the surrounding oligotrophic ocean. Mean concentrations of 4.8×10(5) and 6.2×10(5) cells ml(-1) for bacteria and 8.1×10(6) and 4.3×10(6) VLP(virus-like particle) ml(-1) were recorded in Ahe and Takaroa lagoons, respectively. Chlorophyll-a concentrations and dissolved organic matter were higher in Ahe whereas (3)H thymidine… CONTINUE READING