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The ‘unseen’ microbial diversity of a Spanish solution lake: ecological and other implications.

Esteban, G. F., Clarke, K. J., Vicente, E., Miracle, M. R. and Finlay, B. J., 2022. The ‘unseen’ microbial diversity of a Spanish solution lake: ecological and other implications. In: Camacho, A., Vicente, E., Soria, J. M., Dumont, H. and Sarma, S. S. S., eds. In Memoriam Maria Rosa Miracle, Limnologist. Valencia: Universitat de València, 75-82.

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DOI: 10.7203/PUV-OA-489-7


The ‘unseen’ microbial diversity of a small solution lake in central Spain is investigated using electron microscopy. The water has an elevated concentration of dissolved sulphate that supports significant abundance of sulphate reducing bacteria. Water samples were collected from the 13m stratum, fixed in situ and prepared for posterior electron microscopy examination. The results show high diversity of prokaryotes and microbial associations, particularly predatory bacteria, thriving in the anoxic layers of the water body. This high abundance and biodiversity, including multi-infestation of individual cells, increase the number of lateral links in the otherwise impoverished anaerobic food chain. The wider potential applications of predatory bacteria are discussed.

Item Type:Book Section
ISBN:9788491334880, 9788491334897
Uncontrolled Keywords:predatory bacteria; sulphide; anaerobic ciliates; Chromatium; carbon cycls
Group:Faculty of Science & Technology
ID Code:38836
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:02 Aug 2023 08:38
Last Modified:02 Aug 2023 08:38


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