Amounts of soluble polymers isolated from axenic diatom cultures

Range Table - link μg EPS/μg chlorophyll
Organism Diatoms
Reference Bruckner CG, Rehm C, Grossart HP, Kroth PG. Growth and release of extracellular organic compounds by benthic diatoms depend on interactions with bacteria. Environ Microbiol. 2011 Apr13(4):1052-63. doi: 10.1111/j.1462-2920.2010.02411.x. p.1054 table 2PubMed ID21244599
Comments EPS=Extracellular polymeric substance or Exopolysaccharide. By analysing EPS production in diatom/bacteria co-cultures and in axenic diatom cultures exclusively treated with bacterial spent medium researchers found that bacteria or their spent medium strongly affected EPS content. See note above table.
Entered by Uri M
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