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Title: Dimethylsulfoniopropionate Uptake by Marine Phytoplankton
Authors: Vila-Costa, Maria; Simó, Rafel; Harada, Hyakubun; Gasol, Josep M.; Slezak, Doris; Kiene, Ronald P.
Issue Date: 27-Oct-2006
Publisher: American Association for the Advancement of Science
Citation: Science 314(5799): 652-654 (2006)
Abstract: Dimethylsulfoniopropionate (DMSP) accounts for most of the organic sulfur fluxes from primary to secondary producers in marine microbial food webs. Incubations of natural communities and axenic cultures with radio-labeled DMSP showed that dominant phytoplankton groups of the ocean, the unicellular cyanobacteria Prochlorococcus and Synechococcus and diatoms, as well as heterotrophic bacteria take up and assimilate DMSP sulfur, thus diverting a proportion of plankton-produced organic sulfur from emission into the atmosphere
Description: 3 pages, 4 figures, supporting online material www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/314/5799/649/DC1
Publisher version (URL): http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.1131043
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10261/27311
DOI: 10.1126/science.1131043
ISSN: 0036-8075(Print)
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