BACTERIAL-FLORA IN NATURAL MINERAL WATERS - CHARACTERIZATION BY RIBOSOMAL RIBONUCLEIC-ACID GENE RESTRICTION PATTERNS

Citation
E. Guillot et H. Leclerc, BACTERIAL-FLORA IN NATURAL MINERAL WATERS - CHARACTERIZATION BY RIBOSOMAL RIBONUCLEIC-ACID GENE RESTRICTION PATTERNS, Systematic and applied microbiology, 16(3), 1993, pp. 483-493
Citations number
41
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Microbiology,"Biothechnology & Applied Migrobiology
ISSN journal
0723-2020
Volume
16
Issue
3
Year of publication
1993
Pages
483 - 493
Database
ISI
SICI code
0723-2020(1993)16:3<483:BINMW->2.0.ZU;2-8
Abstract
The bacterial flora of natural mineral waters was analysed using ribos omal ribonucleic acid gene restriction patterns in addition to customa ry identification techniques. Five springs were studied during 1989 an d 1990 and six water samples from each source were examined. Among the 460 bacterial strains collected at the springs, 202 (43,9%) were iden tified at species level using the API system, and 208 representative s trains from the 5 sampling points were randomly selected for ribosomal ribonucleic acid gene restriction analysis. One hundred and two disti nct patterns were detected of which only 2 were common to several spri ngs. The bacterial composition of each mineral water has a specific ch aracter shown by a series of patterns, not common to the other springs . For each spring, some of these characteristic patterns were repeated ly found throughout the sampling.