1. Title, Journal and Authors
- Title: Competition for phosphorus between the nitrogen-fixing cyanobacteria anabaena and aphanizomenon
- Journal : Microbiology Ecology
- Authors : W.T. De Nobel, Jef Huisman, Jacky L. Snoep, Luuc R . mur
- Anabaena blooms were characterized by very low levels of soluble inorganic N in combination with relatively high particulate N concetnrations.
- Anabaena also coincided with a relatively high underwater light availability (high ratio of euphotic depth to mixing depth)
- Aphanizomenon, in contrast, seemed much less ligh dependent and less nitrogen fixation
- The maximum specific growth rates of the nitrogen fixing strains of Aphanizomenon and Anabaena, were 67 and 80% respectively of that of NH4+ grown cell. (because of energy consumption during nitrogen fixing)
- Irrespective of the N source, the maximum specific growth rates of Anabaena is higher than that of Aphanizomenon.
3. Application to research
- The 4 major cyanobacteria species in Korea are Microcystis, Anabaena, Osciilatoria and Aphanizomenon. especially, Microcystis and Anabaena take 80% of overall cyanobacteria populations. this paper shows some evidences of Anabena dominance.
Sungho Shin (Ph.D. program)
Environmental Systems Engineering Lab.
School of Environmental Science & Engineering
Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology
1 Oryong-dong Buk-gu Gwangju, 500-712, Korea
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