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Table 1 Coupled effects of environmental factors and phytoplankton communities on the bacterial communities of the water columns

From: Abiotic environmental factors override phytoplankton succession in shaping both free-living and attached bacterial communities in a highland lake

System Response variables Predicted variables References
Five lakes, Sweden Bacterial abundance (DGGE band number) Nutrient content of the lakes, biomasses of microzooplankton, cryptophytes and chrysophytes Lindström (2000)
Five mesotrophic lakes, Sweden Bacterial abundance (DGGE band number) T, diatom biomass, and cryptophyte biomass Lindström (2001)
Lake Toolik, Alaska Bacterial abundance (16S rRNA gene sequences of bacteria) DOC (released by phytoplankton) Crump et al. (2003)
Thirteen lakes in Wisconsin, USA Bacterial abundance (ARISA fragment richness) DOC, Chl a and WT Yannarell and Triplett (2004)
Six north temperate humic lakes in Wisconsin, USA Bacterial abundance (ARISA fragment richness) Meteorological, environmental and biological data set Kent et al. (2007)
Thirty-five rock pools at the Baltic Sea coast, Sweden Bacterial abundance (T-RFLP data) Spatial variables, salinity, Chl a, and water color Langenheder and Ragnarsson (2007)
Lake Taihu, China Bacterial abundance (16S rRNA gene sequences of the bacteria) Biomass of phytoplankton and WT Niu et al. (2011)
Lake Taihu, China Bacteria diversity (Shannon) and species richness (DGGE band number) The similarities of Microcystis-associated, settling particle-associated and free-living bacteria Shi et al. (2012)
Lake Erie, USA Bacterial abundance (OTU richness) Chl a, pH, temperature Berry et al. (2017)
Two north temperate humic lakes in Vilas County, Wisconsin Bacterial diversity (Bray–Curtis similarities) Light, temperature, and phytoplankton Paver and Kent (2017)