Vertical Distribution of Archaea and Bacteria in a Meromictic Lake as Determined by Fluorescent In Situ Hybridization

@article{Lentini2011VerticalDO,
  title={Vertical Distribution of Archaea and Bacteria in a Meromictic Lake as Determined by Fluorescent In Situ Hybridization},
  author={Valeria Lentini and Concetta Gugliandolo and T. Maugeri},
  journal={Current Microbiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={64},
  pages={66-74}
}
The prokaryotic cells distribution in the water column of the coastal saline meromictic Lake Faro (Messina, Italy) was investigated by microscopic counting techniques. Water samples were collected at a central station from the surface to the bottom, when waters were characterized by a marked stratification. A “red-water” layer, caused by a dense growth of photosynthetic sulfur bacteria, was present at a depth of 15 m, defining a transition area between oxic (mixolimnion) and anoxic… CONTINUE READING