Archive for February, 2015

Biogeochemical loops

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

In the early 1980s, advances in analyses of microbial function in ocean water allowed researchers to observe that smaller microbial producers--distinct from well studied photosynthetic dinoflagellates and diatoms--were leaking a substantial amount of dissolved organic carbon (DOC) into the water column. This DOC was then taken up by heterotrophic microbes, ...

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