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A study of microbial biomass and metabolic activities in marine ecosystems

A study of microbial biomass and metabolic activities in marine ecosystems

development of sensitive techniques and results of selective environmental studies

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Microbiological assay.,
  • Microbial metabolism.,
  • Microbial populations.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby David Michael Karl.
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Paginationxxiv, 320 leaves
    Number of Pages320
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14243066M

    Our study demonstrates that the effects of copper contamination on the structure and metabolic functioning of a soft sediment benthic microbial community are different in the presence of macrofauna. Copper × C. volutator interactions affected bacterial biomass, nutrient concentrations, microbial community structure and their isotopic Cited by: Chapter 4 in: D. Kirchman, editor, "Microbial Ecology of the Oceans." New York: Wiley (Submitted). Bacterial Production and Biomass in the Oceans Hugh Ducklow Virginia Institute of Marine Science Box Gloucester Point, VA USA [email protected] I. Introduction The study of bacterial growth dynamics in the sea is a relatively new field of File Size: KB.

    1. INTRODUCTION. Microbes are ubiquitous across Earth’s biosphere at typical densities of 10 9 organisms per gram of soil [] and 10 6 organisms per milliliter of sea water [].They take part in biogeochemical cycles, playing an essential role through their combined metabolic activities [].Microbes are also found in different hosts including insects, animals, and plants, interacting among Cited by: 3. in addition to intracellular metabolic fluxes, providing new testable predictions about the metabolic capabilities of small microbial ecosystems. Multiple joint pairs of stoichiometric models were recently analyzed also by Wintermute and Silver [41 ], who addressed the preva-lence of cross-feeding by performing high throughputFile Size: KB.

    Consider the following two statements: Ecosystems are influenced by microbial activities. Microbial ecosystems remain constant over time. Microbial ecology is the study of. microorganisms in their natural environments. Microbiology Questions 41 Terms. jeanie_m_nguyen. Microbiology Test 1 . microbial biomass can be described using the first-order Michaelis-Menten equation. k = (/t)log(x/x-a) where k is the turnover factor, t is time, x is the dry weight of the microbial biomass .


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This study deal to evaluate the frequency of microbial groups and the metabolic activities of bacteria and fungi isolated from mangrove, restinga and Atlantic forest soils. Methods and Results Soil samples were collected during the summer and winter at depths of 0–2, 2–5 and 5–10 by: Moreover, in parallel with the emerging problem of plastic pollution, a plethora of studies have recently investigated in marine ecosystems the structure, composition and metabolic activities of the microbial communities colonizing the surface of plastic debris, belonging to the size classes of macro- and micro-plastics.

The amount of microbial biomass and microbial activity depends on the supply of organic substrates in soil. Therefore, regular addition of a sufficient amount of organic materials such as crop residue is important in the maintenance of microbial biomass and improvement of soil fertility.

PERSEUS EU FP7 Project aims to identify the interacting patterns of natural and human-derived pressures to assess their impact on marine ecosystems and, using the objectives and principles of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) as a vehicle, to design an effective and innovative research governance framework based on sound scientific knowledge.

In the frame of this Project Author: Annamaria Zoppini, Nicoletta Ademollo, Stefano Amalfitano, Walter Dellisanti, Silvia Lungarini, Stef. Benthic microbial communities of the Arthur Harbor area were described by analysis of their cell membrane phospholipid ester-linked fatty acids (PELFA) and metabolic rates.

Analysis revealed a biomass averaging 6 nM (phospholipid) or × cells per gram dry weight (gdw) of sediment for the four sites. Only slight biomass differences were detected between the four peninsula Cited by: 6.

Evidence suggests that the successful microbial metabolic strategies which still survive today in natural ecosystems could constitute the most efficient forms of energy harvest developed over Cited by: Study Chapter Microbial ecosystems flashcards from Sergio L.

on StudyBlue where there is little marine life. what is the cause of "dead zones" farmland fertilizers (artificial fertilizers that leech easily from soil) flow down rivers and into the ocean, at these areas near the deltas, there are high concentration of these nutrients. Abstract. There has been an explosion of research on marine microbial foodweb processes in the past decade.

Today it is widely accepted that about 50% of the primary production in marine and fresh water is processed by bacteria each day (Williams, ; Cole et al., ).This striking finding was stimulated, as others have noted, by the introduction of convenient methods for the estimation of Cited by: Kai Höffner, Paul I.

Barton, in Computer Aided Chemical Engineering, Microbial Biomass Production. Three types of microorganism are used for microbial biomass production: bacteria, fungi (including higher fungi) and microalgae.

Preferred characteristics of the microorganisms are high specific growth rate, high substrate to biomass yield, high cell density, ability to use complex. This expanded LBA not only facilitates recovery of DNA for highly specific PCR amplification but provides deeper insight into predicting in situ metabolic activities without disturbance artifacts.

In addition, the analysis is based on the responses to microniche environments—the Holy Grail of microbial by: 1. It describes the trophic pathway in the marine microbial food web where mainly plankton-derived organic matter is recycled by prokaryotes or integrated into the microbial biomass and subsequently.

Viruses, bacteria, archaea and single celled eukaryotes, collectively known as microbes, dominate the biomass and metabolism of ocean ecosystems. Marine microbes are highly abundant and critical. Marine Microbial Diversity and its role in Ecosystem Functioning and Environmental Change |7 Executive summary Seas and oceans cover more than 70% of the Earth’s surface, host the majority of its biomass, and contribute significantly to all global cycles of matter and energy.

All life on Earth most likely originated from microbes in the Size: 8MB. Finally, Lambdaproteobacteria were recently described and characterized from a groundwater ecosystem, while this is the first study to retrieve and study genomes recovered from deep-sea Author: Zhichao Zhou.

What is an example of how metabolic activities of microorganisms gradually change their ecosystems both chemically and physically over time. because molecular oxygen is a vital nutrient for some but a poison to others, if aerobic microorganisms remove O2 from a habitat, the changed conditions may favor the growth of anaerobic microorganisms.

The current study unveiled the core microbial methanogenic metabolisms in anaerobic vessel ecosystems by applying combined genome-centric metagenomics and metatranscriptomics. Here, we demonstrate that an enriched natural system, fueled only with acetate, could support a bacteria-dominated microbiota employing a multi-trophic methanogenic : Xinyu Zhu.

Microbial Biomass MICROBIAL BIOMASS Background The microbial biomass consists mostly of bacteria and fungi, which decompose crop residues and organic matter in soil.

This process releases nutrients, such as nitrogen (N), into the soil that are available for plant uptake. About half the microbial biomass is located in the surface 10 cm of. Metabolic activity of bacteria was investigated in open water, newly forming sea ice, and successive stages of pack ice in the Weddell Sea.

Microautoradiography, using [3H]leucine as substrate, was compared with incorporation rates of [3H]leucine into proteins. Relation of [3H]leucine incorporation to the biomass of active bacteria provides information about changes of specific metabolic Cited by:   Marine biomes dominate the planet's surface and single-celled microorganisms are responsible for up to 98% of the ocean's primary productivity []; understanding the nutrient and carbon cycles of the world's oceans has key applications for understanding global extremely diverse marine microbial communities mediate the largest active pool of near-surface carbon on the planet [] Cited by: Microorganisms represent nearly 90% of ocean biomass and are fundamental for the functioning and health of marine ecosystems due to their integral contribution to biogeochemical cycles and biological processes.

In marine environments, microorganisms exist as microbial communities in the water column, benthonic substrates, and macroorganisms, where they establish symbiotic interactions and Cited by: 1.

Within the benthic realm life carpets the sedimentary surface of all aquatic ecosystems including the oceans, lakes, rivers and streams. Microorganisms of all types, bacteria, archaea and eukaryotes, inhabit these environments and through their metabolic activities contribute to the biogeochemical cycles that sustain life on earth.

In this chapter we address the questionCited by: 3.marine energy and nutrients, and being essential to the ocean’s health.

Marine microbe communities can evolve rapidly in response to environmental shifts and could be used as indicators of ocean change. In fact, marine microbes are “the canary in the coal mine” for the marine Size: KB.Marine ecosystems. The ocean is the largest ecosystem on our planet.

Marine microbial communities account for approximately half of earth's photosynthetic biomass and the majority of carbon dioxide fixation, oxygen production and geochemical cycling of nitrogen (Field et al.

; Partensky and Garczarek ). Given that the microbial Cited by: