Direct Counts of Bacteria in the Sediments of a North Carolina Salt Marsh

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Parke A. Rublee, Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: The number of bacteria in sediments of a North Carolina salt marsh was determined by direct counts with epifluorescent illumination and acridine orange stain. Cell number decreased from 8.36-10.90 × 109 cells/cm3 of sediment at the surface to 2.19-2.58 × 109 cells/cm3 of sediment at a depth of 20 cm. No significant difference was found among four stations located on a transect which crossed the marsh and spanned subtidal to intertidal sediments.

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Language: English
Date: 1978
ecology, bacteria, salt marshes

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