TitleChanges in bacterial community composition and dynamics and viral mortality rates associated with enhanced flagellate grazing in a mesoeutrophic reservoir
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsŠimek, K, Pernthaler, J, Weinbauer, MG, Hornak, K, Dolan, JR, Nedoma, J, Masin, M, Amann, R
JournalApplied and Environmental Microbiology

Bacterioplankton from a meso-eutrophic dam reservoir was size fractionated to reduce ( 80% of the total bacteria by the end of the experiment. Once again, BCC changed strongly and a significant fraction of the large filaments was detected using a FISH probe targeted to members of the Flectobacillus lineage, Shifts of BCC were also reflected in DGGE patterns and in the increases in the relative importance of both beta proteobacteria and members of the Cytophaga-Flavobacterium cluster, which consistently formed different parts of the bacterial flocs. Viral concentrations and frequencies of infected cells were highly significantly correlated with grazing rates, suggesting that protistan grazing may stimulate viral activity.