Masters Theses


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.


Biological Sciences

Degree Name

M.S. in Applied and Environmental Biology


University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Fall 2004


viii, 78 leaves

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (leaf 46).

Geographic Coverage

Soap Lake (Wash.)


© 2004 Pedro Alejandro Dimitriu, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Citation

File Type




Library of Congress Subject Headings

Microbial diversity
Saline waters -- Washington (State) -- Soap Lake

Thesis Number

T 8706

Print OCLC #


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