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Titel (primär) Structure and composition of aggregates in two large European rivers, based on confocal laser scanning microscopy and image and statistical analyses
Autor Luef, B.; Neu, T.R.; Zweimüller, I.; Peduzzi, P.;
Journal / Serie Applied and Environmental Microbiology
Erscheinungsjahr 2009
Department FLOEK;
Band/Volume 75
Heft 18
Sprache englisch;
Abstract Floating riverine aggregates are composed of a complex mixture of inorganic and organic components from their respective aquatic habitats. Their architecture and integrity are supplemented by the presence of extracellular polymeric substances of microbial origin. They are also a habitat for virus-like particles, bacteria, archaea, fungi, algae, and protozoa. In this study we present different confocal laser scanning microscopy strategies to examine aggregates collected from the Danube and Elbe Rivers. In order to collect multiple types of information, various approaches were necessary. Small aggregates were examined directly. To analyze large and dense aggregates, limitations of the technique were overcome by cryo-sectioning and poststaining of the samples. The staining procedure included positive staining (specific glycoconjugates and cellular nucleic acid signals) as well as negative staining (aggregate volume) and multichannel recording. Data sets of cellular nucleic acid signals (CNAS) and the structure of aggregates were visualized and quantified using digital image analysis. The Danube and Elbe Rivers differed in their aggregate composition and in the relative contribution of specific glycoconjugate and CNAS volume to the aggregate volume; these contributions also changed over time. We report different spatial patterns of CNAS inside riverine aggregates, depending on aggregate size and season. The spatial structure of CNAS inside riverine aggregates was more complex in the Elbe River than in the Danube River. Based on our samples, we discuss the strengths and challenges involved in scanning and quantifying riverine aggregates.
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Luef, B., Neu, T.R., Zweimüller, I., Peduzzi, P. (2009):
Structure and composition of aggregates in two large European rivers, based on confocal laser scanning microscopy and image and statistical analyses
Appl. Environ. Microb. 75 (18), 5952 - 5962