Original paper

A preliminary study on the distribution of viruses and bacteria in lotic habitats

Lemke, Michael J.; Wickstrom, Conrad E.; Leff, Laura G.

Archiv für Hydrobiologie - Hauptbände Volume 141 Number 1 (1997), p. 67 - 74

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published: Dec 23, 1997

DOI: 10.1127/archiv-hydrobiol/141/1997/67

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Abstract

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 107/mL in water and from 1.65 to 6.68 x 108/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 106/mL for water, 5.79 x 108 and 1.09 x 109/g AFDM for sediments and leaves, respectively. The virus to bacterium ratio was highest in water and lowest on leaves.

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viralbacteriallotic habitatssoilsedimentsOhio