Sediment and the overlying water samples were collected from 67 fresh and 38 salt water sites in the UK. Only 13% (five) of the samples taken from salt water sites were negative for magnetotactic bacteria compared with 47·7% (32) of the fresh water ones. Of the seven types of salt water habitats examined, saltmarsh ponds were found to be most suited to magnetotactic bacteria, 96% (25/26) of sites being positive.
|Journal||Letters in Applied Microbiology|
|Publication status||Print publication - Mar 1989|
Sparks, N., Lloyd, J., & Board, R. G. (1989). Saltmarsh ponds—a preferred habitat for magnetotactic bacteria? Letters in Applied Microbiology, 8(3), 109-111. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1472-765x.1989.tb00235.x