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Main Title Modeling Carbon Utilization by Bacteria in Natural Water Systems. (Chapter 9).
Author Connolly, J. P. ; Coffin, R. B. ; Landeck, R. E. ;
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab., Gulf Breeze, FL. Office of Research and Development. ;Manhattan Coll., Bronx, NY. Dept. of Environmental Engineering.
Publisher 1992
Year Published 1992
Report Number EPA/600/A-94/207;
Stock Number PB95-122917
Additional Subjects Carbon cycle ; Mathematical models ; Food chains ; Plankton ; Genetics ; Aquatic bacteria ; Substrates ; Biotechnology ; Risk assessment ; Bioassays ; Aquatic microbiology ; Kinetics ; Field tests ; Reprints ; DOC(Dissolved organic carbon) ; Dissolved organic carbon ; POC(Particulate organic carbon) ; Particulate organic carbon ; In situ natural substrates ; Natural water systems
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NTIS  PB95-122917 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 18p
Abstract A mathematical model of carbon fluxes through the heterotrophic microbial food web is developed from a synthesis of laboratory and field research. The basis of the model is the segregation of organic carbon into lability classes that are defined by bioassay experiments. Bacteria, phytoplankton, nano-, micro- and mesozooplankton and dissolved organic carbon (DOC) and particulate organic carbon (POC) are modeled. The descriptions of bacterial growth and utilization of the various classes of substrate were treated as 'universal constants' in the application of the model to three distinct ecosystems, ranging from oligotrophic to highly eutrophic. The successful application of the model to these diverse ecosystems supports the basic validity of the description of the microbial food web and the dynamics of carbon flux.
Supplementary Notes Pub. in Modeling the Metabolic and Physiologic Activities of Microorganisms, p249-276 1992. Prepared in cooperation with Manhattan Coll., Bronx, NY. Dept. of Environmental Engineering.
NTIS Title Notes Book chapter.
Title Annotations Reprint: Modeling Carbon Utilization by Bacteria in Natural Water Systems. (Chapter 9).
Category Codes 48G; 47C; 47D; 57H; 68D
NTIS Prices PC A03/MF A01
Primary Description 600/04
Document Type NT
Cataloging Source NTIS/MT
Control Number 433518473
Origin NTIS
Type CAT