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Main Title Comparative Study of the Benthic Microbial Biota in Some Coastal Areas of Puerto Rico.
Author Ange, Eduardo ;
CORP Author Puerto Rico Univ., Mayaguez. Water Resources Research Inst.
Year Published 1972
Report Number UPRICO-WRRI-FR-72-16-1; OWRR-A-016-PR; 06517,; A-016-PR(1)
Stock Number PB-217 874
Additional Subjects ( Marine microorganisms ; Benthos) ; ( Aquatic microbiology ; Puerto Rico) ; ( Ecology ; Marine microorganisms) ; Coasts ; Achromobacter ; Pseudomonadacea ; Enterobacteriaceae ; Sea water ; Water chemistry ; pH ; Physicochemical properties ; Temperature ; Bacteria ; Biochemical oxygen demand ; Aerobic processes ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-217 874 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 134p
The lactic acid bacteria and the aerobic pseudomadaceae were studied. Aged sea water was used to best simulate the environment of these organisms. Rincon coast presents areas were pseudomonas group III predominates, while Mayaguez bay afforded no pseudomonas group I. Vibrios were absent from all these stations. Tallaboa bay shows some groups of stations to have only one species while others showed ample flora of micrococci. Several physiological characteristics of both gram positive micrococci and gram negative bacilli were found to differ from biochemical and physiological characteristics reported by others sampling from similar environments. Due to the fast development of industry in Puerto Rico with general coastal localization and increased energy demand, it is urgent to continue the study of coastal areas in relation to the benthic bacterial ecology.