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Main Title Quantitative Characterization of Microbial Biomass and Community Structure in Subsurface Material: A Prokaryotic Consortium Responsive to Organic Contamination.
Author Smith, G. A.; Nickels, J. S.; Kerger, B. D.; Davis, J. D.; Collins, S. P.;
CORP Author Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Lab., Ada, OK. ;Florida State Univ., Tallahassee. Dept. of Biological Science.
Year Published 1986
Report Number EPA/600/J-86/066;
Stock Number PB86-212586
Subjects Biomass; Water pollution; Sediments; Microorganisms; Fatty acids; Bacteria; Polysaccharides; Biosynthesis; Ground water; Stress(Physiology); Reprints;
Holdings
Library   Call Number Additional Info Location Date Modified
NTIS PB86-212586 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/21/1988
Collation 9p
Abstract Application of quantitative methods for microbial biomass, community structure, and nutritional status to the subsurface samples collected with careful attention to contamination reveals a group of microbes. The microbiota are sparse by several measures of biomass compared to surface sediments and soils. The community structure as characterized by the patterns of ester-linked fatty acids from the phospholipids shows an absence of long chain polyenoic fatty acids typical if microeukaryotes and with high proportions of fatty acids typical of bacteria. Subsurface samples contain a higher proportion of glycerol teichoic acids than surface samples. Microbes in uncontaminated subsurface sediments show nutritional stress as evidenced by high levels of poly beta-hydroxybutyrate and extracellular polysaccharides.
Supplementary Notes Pub. in Canadian Jnl. of Microbiology, v32 p104-111 Feb 86. Prepared in cooperation with Florida State Univ., Tallahassee. Dept. of Biological Science.
NTIS Title Notes Journal article.
Title Annotations Reprint: Quantitative Characterization of Microbial Biomass and Community Structure in Subsurface Material: A Prokaryotic Consortium Responsive to Organic Contamination.
PUB Date Free Form c1986
Category Codes 8M; 8H; 68D; 57K; 48G
NTIS Prices PC A02/MF A01
Primary Description 600/15
Document Type NT
Control Number 624111566
Cataloging Source NTIS/MT
Origin NTIS
Type CAT