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TitleA numerical taxonomic study of pelagic and epibenthic bacteria from the northwest Atlantic Ocean near Newfoundland
AuthorNoble, Peter Anthony
DescriptionThesis (M.Sc.) -- Memorial University of Newfoundland, 1985. Biology
Paginationx, 196 leaves : ill., map
SubjectMarine bacteria--Northwest Atlantic Ocean; Marine bacteria--Newfoundland and Labrador;
Degree GrantorMemorial University of Newfoundland. Dept. of Biology
Spatial CoverageCanada--Newfoundland and Labrador
Northwest Atlantic Ocean
NotesBibliography : leaves 101-115
AbstractAn examination of bacterial strains from the pelagic and epibenthic regions from the water column in the Northwestern Atlantic Ocean near Newfoundland was made. Ninety-one strains were recovered from the pelagic an epibenthic regions and tested for 135 binary characters. Using numerical analysis, clusters of related strains were identified and the characteristics of the clusters determined. Pelagic strains were mainly fermentative and clustered separately from the epibenthic strains which were mostly oxidative. Identification was achieved with the aid of type and reference cultures. Fermentative bacteria were tentatively identified as members of the genus Vibrio although some species of Aeromonas were present. Nonfermentative strains were identified as Alteromonas, Flavobacterium and Pseudomonas. Although direct parallels could not be drawn, the bacteria isolated for this region most closely resembled populations described for Alaska, New Zealand and Antarctica.
Resource TypeElectronic thesis or dissertation
FormatImage/jpeg; Application/pdf
SourcePaper copy kept in the Centre for Newfoundland Studies, Memorial University Libraries
Local Identifier75332338
RightsThe author retains copyright ownership and moral rights in this thesis. Neither the thesis nor substantial extracts from it may be printed or otherwise reproduced without the author's permission.
CollectionElectronic Theses and Dissertations
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