National Research Council of Canada. NRC Biotechnology Research Institute
Carbohydrates; environmental; reservoir; bacteria; combined amino acids; new reservoir; phytoplankton; bacteria; bacterioplankton; biomass; carbohydrates; carbon; food web; growth efficiency; lake; mestrophic; new reservoir; organic matter; phytoplankton; planktonic bacteria; water
The spatial distribution of bacterial abundance and production were measured every 4 h in a recently flooded oligo-mesotrophic reservoir (the Sep Reservoir, Puy-De-Dome, France), in relation to concentrations of dissolved carbohydrates and combined amino acids. The concentration of dissolved organic matter (DOM) components in the recently flooded Sep Reservoir were higher than those measured in other lakes of similar trophic status. Short-term variations in the bacterial production in this new reservoir appeared cyclical and endogenous to bacterial communities. These results highlight the need for the evaluation of diel changes in bacterial production, if estimation of the daily production rate of bacteria is to be done accurately for a reliable model of carbon flow through bacterioplankton and ultimately through aquatic microbial food webs. Bacterial growth, measured over time and space, did not appear exclusively governed by DOM components from phytoplankton primary production.