Title: Characterization of bacterial communities in four freshwater lakes differing in nutrient load and food web structure
Authors: Van der Gucht, K ×
Vandekerckhove, T
Vloemans, N
Cousin, S
Muylaert, Koenraad
Sabbe, K
Gillis, M
Declerk, S
De Meester, Luc
Vyverman, W #
Issue Date: Jul-2005
Publisher: Published by Elsevier Science Publishers on behalf of the Federation of European Microbiological Societies
Series Title: FEMS Microbiology Ecology vol:53 issue:2 pages:205-220
Abstract: The phylogenetic composition of bacterioplankton communities in the water column of four shallow eutrophic lakes was analyzed by partially sequencing cloned 16S rRNA genes and by PCR-DGGE analysis. The four lakes differed in nutrient load and food web structure: two were in a clearwater state and had dense stands of submerged macrophytes, while two others were in a turbid state characterized by the occurrence of phytoplankton blooms. One turbid and one clearwater lake had very high nutrient levels (total phosphorus > 100 mu g/l), while the other lakes were less nutrient rich (total phosphorus < 100 mu g/l). Cluster analysis, multidimensional scaling and ANOSIM (analysis of similarity) were used to investigate differences among the bacterial community composition in the four lakes.
ISSN: 0168-6496
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Ecology, Evolution and Biodiversity Conservation Section
Faculty of Science, Campus Kulak Kortrijk
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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