Viable bacterial biomass and functional diversity in fresh and marine waters in the Canadian Arctic

@article{Tam2003ViableBB,
  title={Viable bacterial biomass and functional diversity in fresh and marine waters in the Canadian Arctic},
  author={Ling Tam and Peter G. Kevan and J. T. Trevors},
  journal={Polar Biology},
  year={2003},
  volume={26},
  pages={287-294}
}
Bacterial biomass and functional diversity in four marine and four freshwater samples, collected from Resolute Bay, Nunavut, Canada, were studied using fluorescent nucleic-acid staining and sole-carbon-source utilization. Viable microbial counts using the LIVE/DEAD BacLight Viability Kit estimated viable marine bacterial numbers from 0.7 to 1.8×106 cells/l, which were lower than viable bacterial numbers in freshwater samples (2.1–9.9×106 cells/l) (RCBD-ANOVA). Calculations of the Shannon… CONTINUE READING