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Bacterial carbon biomass calculated from biovolumes

Theil-Nielsen, Jon; Søndergaard, Morten

Archiv für Hydrobiologie Volume 141 Number 2 (1998), p. 195 - 207

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published: Feb 19, 1998

DOI: 10.1127/archiv-hydrobiol/141/1998/195

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A conversion factor (CF) for the transformation of bacterial biovolumes to carbon biomass was calculated from measurements of particulate organic carbon (POC) and bacterial biovolumes (BV) in a large number of bacterial growth experiments from both freshwater and marine systems. The mean bacterial biomass was 35 fg C cell-1 and the linear conversion factor was 105 fg C µm-3


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