RE: Barley Straw explanation

From: Mellard, David (
Date: Fri Jun 25 1999 - 08:02:03 PDT

Date: Fri, 25 Jun 1999 11:02:03 -0400
From: "Mellard, David" <>
Message-Id: <aabcdefg2315$foo@default>
Subject: RE: Barley Straw explanation

> Yes, a mixture of numerous organic carbon compounds. Essentially,
>dissolved organic carbon is any carbon which is smaller than 0.45um in
>diameter. Don't ask me why that size was chosen, it just was.

Gez, this is taking me back a few decades, which means if I remember
correctly, 0.45 um is the pore size used to filter solutions to sterilize
them. Might that be a reason?

> There are no homotrophic bacteria ;) (sorry, couldn't resist!).

great big belly laugh

a former microbiologist

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