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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Bacterial Growth Efficiency on Natural Dissolved Organic Matter.
Author Kroer., N. ;
CORP Author Technical Resources, Inc., Gulf Breeze, FL.;Environmental Research Lab., Gulf Breeze, FL. Office of Research and Development.
Publisher c1993
Year Published 1993
Report Number EPA/600/J-94/233;
Stock Number PB94-170057
Additional Subjects Marine biology ; Bacteria ; Growth ; Organic matter ; Aquatic ecosystems ; Nitrogen ; Ammonium compounds ; Nutrients ; Coastal ecology ; Pelagic zone ; Reprints ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB94-170057 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 09/01/1994
Collation 11p
Bacterial growth efficiency was examined in batch cultures and continuous flow cultures. Natural assemblages of pelagic bacteria were inoculated into particle free water and growth efficiencies determined from measurements of produced particulate organic carbon (POC) and utilized dissolved organic carbon (DOC). On the average, 6% of the DOC was consumed during growth in batch cultures. Depending on the sampling locality, consumed DOC was converted to bacterial biomass with efficiencies ranging from 24% to 59%. The efficiency did not correlate with either concentration or consumption of DOC.