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Effect of bacterial colonization on the absorption and fluorescence properties of detrital particulates
Author(s): Rodolfo H. Iturriaga
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Paper Abstract

Bacteria, when packed in high cellular concentrations, are able to affect the spectral absorption efficiency of detrital matter. Fluorescence analysis indicated that bacteria can be recognized by their emission properties, when settled on natural organic particulates, such as cellulose or chitin. Similar properties were observed on natural detrital particulates, where their spectral absorption and fluorescence emission appear to be determined by their concentration of residual photosynthetic pigments and bacterial content.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 December 1992
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1750, Ocean Optics XI, (31 December 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.140651
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Rodolfo H. Iturriaga, Univ. of Southern California (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1750:
Ocean Optics XI
Gary D. Gilbert, Editor(s)

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