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In situ activity of NAC11-7 roseobacters in coastal waters off the Chesapeake Bay based on ftsZ expression.

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Abstract

Determining in situ growth rates for specific bacterioplankton is of critical importance to understanding their contributions to energy and matter flow in the Ocean. Quantifying expression of genes central to cell division is a plausible approach for obtaining these measurements. In order to test this approach's assumptions, a quantitative PCR assay targeting the cell division gene ftsZ in the ubiquitous NAC11-7 group of the Rhodobacterales order of marine bacteria was developed. ftsZ genes and their corresponding mRNAs were measured in diel in situ samples and in parallel on-deck incubations. Strong correlations between ftsZ expression and gene abundance (R-squared = 0.62) were observed in situ. Rapid changes in NAC11-7 ftsZ gene copies suggested that different populations from different water types were sampled with a significant positive correlation between ftsZ expression and water temperature (R-squared = 0.68, P < 0.001). An outlier to this trend occurred at a single time point (9:00), which was remarkably consistent with a concomitant peak in ftsZ expression in on-deck incubations, suggesting the possibility of synchronous population growth.
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hal-01062916 , version 1 (11-09-2014)
hal-01062916 , version 2 (13-09-2014)

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Daohong Yao, Alison Buchan, Marcelino T Suzuki. In situ activity of NAC11-7 roseobacters in coastal waters off the Chesapeake Bay based on ftsZ expression.. Environmental Microbiology, 2011, 13 (4), pp.1032-41. ⟨10.1111/j.1462-2920.2010.02408.x⟩. ⟨hal-01062916v2⟩
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