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A pressure-retaining deep ocean sampler and transfer system for measurement of microbial activity in the deep sea.
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PMID:  24227319     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
A deep ocean sampler (DOS) has been developed for microbiological sampling and is capable of aseptically collecting 400-ml water samples from any depth in the world oceans. The instrument maintains samples under in situ pressure and temperature. A hyperbaric transfer system has also been developed, enabling transfer of sample volumes up to 150 ml, without decompression or dilution, to pressurized incubation chambers. Utilization of(14)C-glutamate (21 to 96μg/l) and(14)C-acetate (4.6μg/l) by microbial populations in undecompressed water samples from the N.W. Atlantic and the Cape and Angola Basins was recorded over incubation periods of 2 to 18 weeks. Rates of substrate utilization ranged from 1 to 38×10(-2) μg/l/day.
P S Tabor; J W Deming; K Ohwada; H Davis; M Waxman; R R Colwell
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Microbial ecology     Volume:  7     ISSN:  0095-3628     ISO Abbreviation:  Microb. Ecol.     Publication Date:  1981 Mar 
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Created Date:  2013-11-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7500663     Medline TA:  Microb Ecol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  51-65     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Microbiology, University of Maryland, 20742, College Park, Maryland.
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