The recovery of aerobic heterotrophic bacteria from Bermuda carbonate sediments on metal-supplemented media varied as much as 44-fold over a 15-cm depth. Distributional relationships with sulfate-reducing bacteria and sediment character indicated that metal tolerance was a function of metal bioavailability.
Applied and Environmental Microbiology
American Society for Microbiology
Hines, M. and G.E. Jones. 1982. Microbial metal tolerance in Bermuda carbonate sediments. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 44:502-505.