A broad yet specific discussion of the theoretical basis and practical problems of current methods in aquatic microbiology. The first two sections address the problem of how to arrive at an accurate enumeration of the bacteria present in aquatic environments. The third section describes and evaluates methods for measuring specific metabolic activities of bacterial populations in aquatic environments.
Which Populations of Aquatic Bacteria Should We Enumerate?
Costerton J., Geesey G.
Enumeration of Scientific Populations by Immunofluorescence
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Biochemical Measurements of Microbial Mass and Activity from Environmental Samples
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Measurement of Bacterial Biomass as Lipopolysaccharide
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The Adenosine Triphosphate Assay: Conceptions and Misconceptions
Chrzanowski T., Erkenbrecher C., Stevenson L.
Heterotrophic Activity Measured with Radiolabelled Organic Substrates
Burnison B., Wright R.
Determination of the Heterotrophic Activity of Epilithic Microbial Populations
Costerton J., Geesey G., Ladd T.
Paper ID: STP695-EB