The Effect Of Bacterial Grazers On Phosphorous Cycling

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Authors
Neff, Lynda
Advisor
Jean Smith
Rev. Joseph Harrington
Guido Bugni
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Date of Issue
1981-04-01
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Title
The Effect Of Bacterial Grazers On Phosphorous Cycling
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The effect of grazers (protozoans) on the uptake of phosphorous by bacteria in streams was studied in artificial systems. Comparisons were made between systems with and without grazers. Grazers cause an initially faster uptake of phosphorous by bacteria. They depress the rate of phosphorous regeneration. In the presence of grazers, there are fewer bacteria, as indicated by a lower biomass. Applicability to natural systems is discussed.
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Bachelor's
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Spring
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Life & Environmental Sciences