The effects of UV radiation (UVR) on estuarine bacterioneuston and bacterioplankton were assessed in microcosm experiments.
Bacterial abundance and DNA synthesis were more affected in bacterioplankton. Protein synthesis was more inhibited in bacterioneuston. Community analysis indicated that UVR has the potential to select resistant bacteria (e.g., Gammaproteobacteria), particularly abundant in bacterioneuston.
Santos, A.L., Oliveira, V., Baptista, I., Henriques, I., Gomes, N.C., Almeida, A., Correia, A. and Cunha, A., 2012. Effects of UV-B radiation on the structural and physiological diversity of bacterioneuston and bacterioplankton. Applied and environmental microbiology, 78(6), pp.2066-2069.
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