Microbial diversity of a meromictic soda lake: seasonal and spatial patterns
Keywords and Phrases
Soda lakes; Meromictic lakes
"Select anaerobic activities and the composition of members of the domain Bacteria in samples from a meromictic soda lake were studied. Summer and fall samples were collected from the mixolimnion, the chemocline, the monimolimnion, and sediment.. Most-probable number assays targeting anaerobic microbial guilds were established. In both seasons, the anoxic samples appeared to be dominated by lactate-oxidizing sulfate-reducing bacteria. Lactate- and acetate-oxidizing iron-reducing bacteria, as well as fermentative microorganisms, were also detected at high numbers, whereas methanogenic numbers were low or undetectable. In addition, community structure was assessed with a culture-independent approach"--Abstract, leaf iii.
M.S. in Applied and Environmental Biology
University of Missouri--Rolla
viii, 78 leaves
Soap Lake (Wash.)
© 2004 Pedro Alejandro Dimitriu, All rights reserved.
Thesis - Citation
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Saline waters -- Washington (State) -- Soap Lake
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Dimitriu, Pedro A., "Microbial diversity of a meromictic soda lake: seasonal and spatial patterns" (2004). Masters Theses. 5806.