A Preliminary Study on the Distribution of Viruses and Bacteria in Lotic Habitats
Archiv fur Hydrobiologie
preliminary study, distribution of viruses, distribution of bacteria, lotic habitats
Viral and bacterial abundances were determined in various habitats (water, sediments, soil, leaves) within a northeastern Ohio catchment. Viral densities ranged from 1.98 to 2.02 x 10(7)/mL in water and from 1.65 to 6.68 x 10(8)/g AFDM in :particulate samples; their abundance was not correlated with bacterial abundance. Bacterial numbers were typical for similar lotic habitats with means of 1.63 x 10(6)/mL for water, 5.79 x 10(8) and 1.09 x 10(9)/g AFDM for sediments and leaves, respectively. The virus to bacterium ratio was highest in water and lowest on leaves.
Lemke, Michael J.; Wickstrom, Conrad E.; and Leff, Laura G. (1997). A Preliminary Study on the Distribution of Viruses and Bacteria in Lotic Habitats. Archiv fur Hydrobiologie 141(1), 67-74. Retrieved from http://digitalcommons.kent.edu/bscipubs/120