heterotrophic bacteria


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heterotrophic bacteria

Any of the bacteria that rely on organic compounds to grow and reproduce.
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The abundance of heterotrophic bacteria constituted 5.2 x [10.sup.4] (4.72 log CFU g) CFU g of cells per gram of the content of the fish digestive tract.
We used a two-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) to model the retention efficiency of sponges against sponge species (seven levels: Dysidea sp., Plakina sp., Polymastia sp., Leucosolenia echinata, Hali-clona sp., Tethya bergguistae, Leucetta sp.) and picoplank-ton (three levels: heterotrophic bacteria, Prochlorococcus, Synechococcus).
Identification of selected bacteria was carried out in the non-rhizosphere root associated soil sample and the maximum heterotrophic bacteria was 247X[10.sup.1]CFU/g in Leucas aspera and the minimum was found in 83X[10.sup.1]CFU/g in Acalypha indica soil,.(Table1).
Diversity and distribution of pigmented heterotrophic bacteria in marine environments.
Throughout the study period, concentration of heterotrophic bacteria varied between 2.8 x [10.sup.5] and 1.1 x [10.sup.8] cfu/[cm.sup.2].
The most commonly used methods test for the presence of coliforms, E coli, and heterotrophic bacteria. (6,12) Tests for coliform bacteria and E coli are used to assess possible fecal contamination of the water supply.
Verhagen FJM, Duyts H, Laanbroek HJ (1992) Competition for ammonium between nitrifying and heterotrophic bacteria in continuously percolated soil columns.
NegrOn, Ed D, MS entitled "Microbiological assessment of house and imported bottled water by comparison of bacterial endotoxin concentration, heterotrophic plate count, and fecal coliform count", that appeared in the Puerto Rico Health Sciences Journal, Volume 27, Number 1, March, 2008: Table 5 (Identification of heterotrophic bacteria isolates from bottled water brands) should be as follows:
The data obtained from TMAH GC/MS and t-RFLP methodologies support the belief that source waters can possess NOM and BOM of widely different quantity and quality, and that differences in BOM influence the community composition of heterotrophic bacteria. No index is provided.
Heterotrophic bacteria are those that require organic carbon rather than carbon dioxide as a carbon source.
did not exceed 5.6% (as a percentage of total number of heterotrophic bacteria) in the pristine stream and 8.5% in the Juncus effusus L.