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DOI 10.1007/978-3-540-77587-4_293
Title (Primary) Isolation and analysis of lipids, biomarkers
Title (Secondary) Experimental protocols and appendices
Author Heipieper, H.J. ORCID logo
Publisher Timmis, K.N.; McGenity, T.; van den Meer, J.R.; de Lorenzo, V.
Source Titel Handbook of Hydrocarbon and Lipid Microbiology
Year 2010
Department UBT
Volume Vol. 5, Part 2
Page From 3743
Page To 3750
Language englisch
UFZ inventory Leipzig, Bibliothek, Hauptlesesaal, 00358415, 09-1344 DK: 579.222.5 Han
Abstract The protocol describes the analysis and data interpretation of membrane phospholipid fatty acid (PLFA) profiles as biomarkers for the characterization of microbial communities in environmental samples with special emphasis to soils and sediments contaminated with organic hydrocarbons. This simple method in microbial ecology studies provides an estimate of the viable microbial biomass, gives first indications for the structure of the microbial community, as well as can inform about the physiological status of the microbiota. In environmental biotechnological applications, PLFA analysis can be used for monitoring of bioremediation techniques by presenting indicators for existing biological activities and for microbiota changes caused by the treatment.
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Heipieper, H.J. (2010):
Isolation and analysis of lipids, biomarkers
In: Timmis, K.N., McGenity, T., van den Meer, J.R., de Lorenzo, V. (eds.)
Experimental protocols and appendices
Handbook of Hydrocarbon and Lipid Microbiology Vol. 5, Part 2
Springer International Publishing, Cham, p. 3743 - 3750 10.1007/978-3-540-77587-4_293