TABLE 1.

Concentrations of phages lysing the host Sphingomonas sp. strain B18

Habitat typeHabitat no. and nameCoordinatesDistance (km)aTrophic stateSampling date (day.mo.yr)PFU ml−1
Freshwater lakes1, Bautzener Stausee51°12′N 14°26′E427Polytrophic08.06.923,000
2, Satower See53°59′N 11°53′E97Polytrophic24.05.928,000
3, Kellersee54°11′N 10°37′E11Eutrophic23.04.9210
4, Krakower See53°37′N 12°16′E133Eutrophic31.05.921,000
5, Kleiner Plöner See54°09′N 10°22′E5Eutrophic11.09.903,500
04.06.92300
6, Groβer Plöner See54°09′N 10°25′E3Eutrophic12.12.9151
04.06.92200
7, Belauer See54°05′N 10°15′E16Eutrophic03.12.914
16.06.921b
0, Pluβsee54°11′N 10°26′E0Eutrophic26.02.901,600
18.06.922,000
8, Schöhsee54°09′N 10°26′E2Mesotrophic11.06.92<1b
9, Lake Kinneret32°47′N 34°23′E3,085Meso-eutrophic12.04.91<1b
Bog lake10, Groβer Teufelssee54°03′N 12°25′E130Dystrophic13.07.92None detected
River11, Danube (Vienna)48°19′N 16°20′E77021.10.92100,000
Brackish waters12, Salzhaff (12 PSUc)54°02′N 11°34′E75Eu-polytrophic24.05.927
13, Zingster Strom (7 PSU)54°25′N 12°40′E149Eu-polytrophic28.06.92200
  • a Distance from Lake Pluβsee, from which the host strain was isolated.

  • b Phages detectable only after enrichment culture.

  • c PSU, practical salinity units.