• Publications
  • Influence
Crustacean zooplankton release copious amounts of dissolved organic matter as taurine in the ocean
The results indicate that crustacean zooplankton might contribute significantly to the dissolved organic matter flux in marine ecosystems via dissolved free Tau release, in agreement with the well‐documented inverse relationship between biomass‐normalized excretion rates and body size. Expand
Taurine Is a Major Carbon and Energy Source for Marine Prokaryotes in the North Atlantic Ocean off the Iberian Peninsula
It is concluded that dissolved free taurine is a significant carbon and energy source for prokaryotes throughout the oceanic water column being utilized with similar efficiencies as dissolved free amino acids. Expand
Niche Differentiation of Aerobic and Anaerobic Ammonia Oxidizers in a High Latitude Deep Oxygen Minimum Zone
The widespread distribution of bacterial denitrifiers and anaerobic ammonia oxidizers in low abundances reveals a reservoir of genetic and metabolic potential ready to colonize the environment under the predicted increase of OMZs in the ocean. Expand
Membrane Lipid Composition and Amino Acid Excretion Patterns of Methanothermococcus okinawensis Grown in the Presence of Inhibitors Detected in the Enceladian Plume
This work presents the lipid production and amino acid excretion patterns of the methanogenic archaeon Methanothermococcus okinawensis after exposing it to different multivariate concentrations of the inhibitors ammonium, formaldehyde, and methanol present in the Enceladian plume. Expand
Mesozooplankton taurine production and prokaryotic uptake in the northern Adriatic Sea
Overall, this study emphasizes the significance of taurine as a carbon and energy source for the prokaryotic community in the northern Adriatic Sea and the importance of crustacean zooplankton as a significant source of taurusine and other organic compounds for the heterotrophic prokARYotic community. Expand
Taurine turnover in the north Adriatic Sea
Morphological changes with depth in the calcareous brown alga Padina pavonica
The calcareous brown alga Padina pavonica (L.) Thivy is common worldwide in the sublittoral of warm-temperate coasts and changes of morphology and thallus anatomy along a light gradient are studied. Expand