Abundance of Planktonic Virus-Like Particles in Lake Erie Subsurface Waters

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dc.creator Leff, Adam A. en_US
dc.creator Leff, Laura G. en_US
dc.creator Lemke, Michael J. en_US
dc.creator Heath, Robert T. en_US
dc.creator Gao, Xueqing en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2006-07-07T18:22:18Z
dc.date.available 2006-07-07T18:22:18Z
dc.date.issued 1999-04 en_US
dc.identifier.citation The Ohio Journal of Science. v99, n2 (April, 1999), 16-18 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0030-0950 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1811/23810
dc.description Author Institution: Department of Biological Sciences, Kent State University - Trumbull Campus ; Department of Biological Sciences and Water Resources Research Institute, Kent State University en_US
dc.description.abstract Abundance of virus-like particles (VLP) was determined in Lake Erie subsurface water. The relationship between VLP and the bacterial and phytoplankton communities were investigated. Viral and bacterial numbers were determined using nucleic acid stains and epifluorescent microscopy. Phytoplankton abundance was estimated by chlorophylls extraction. Viral abundance averaged 1.05 x 106 VLP/ml and the ratio of viral to bacterial number was less than 1.0 across most sampling sites and dates. Viral abundance was not correlated with either bacterial abundance or chlorophyll a concentration. Viral abundance was found to be most similar to other Great Lakes and marine systems and dissimilar to other freshwater systems. en_US
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dc.title Abundance of Planktonic Virus-Like Particles in Lake Erie Subsurface Waters en_US