Decomposition in lake sediments: bacterial action and interaction

Jones, J.G. (1985) Decomposition in lake sediments: bacterial action and interaction. In: Fifty-third annual report for the year ended 31st March 1985. Ambleside, UK, Freshwater Biological Association, pp. 31-44. (Annual Report, Freshwater Biological Association, Ambleside)

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Abstract

This review discusses the processes involved in the decomposition of organic carbon derived initially from structural components of algae and other primary producers. It describes how groups of bacteria interact in time and space in a eutrophic lake. The relative importance of anaerobic and aerobic processes are discussed. The bulk of decomposition occurs within the sediment. The role of bacteria in the nitrogen cycle and the iron cycle, and in sulphate reduction and methanogenesis as the terminal metabolism of organic carbon are described.

Item Type: Book Section
Title: Decomposition in lake sediments: bacterial action and interaction
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Jones, J.G.
Title of Book: Fifty-third annual report for the year ended 31st March 1985
Refereed: No
Series Name: Annual Report, Freshwater Biological Association, Ambleside
Page Range: pp. 31-44
Date: 1985
Publisher: Freshwater Biological Association
Place of Publication: Ambleside, UK
Issuing Agency: Freshwater Biological Association
Uncontrolled Keywords: Anaerobic bacteria; Bacteria; Biodegradation; Carbon cycle; Eutrophic lakes; Fresh water; Geochemical cycle; Iron; Manganese; Nitrates; Nitrogen cycle; Organic carbon; Oxygen consumption; Partical size; Sedimentation; Sulphates; Sulphur; Annual report
Subjects: Biology
Chemistry
Item ID: 5239
Depositing User: Mrs Christine Davey
Date Deposited: 10 May 2011 17:01
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 15:13
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URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/5239

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