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We constructed planktonic 18S rDNA clone libraries for micro-organisms in the euphotic zone of the Ulleung Basin in the East Sea of Korea. They revealed the cryptic biodiversity of eukaryotic planktons and demonstrated specific phylogenetic affiliations at certain water depths. Dinoflagellate clones dominated at the surface and 75-m depth. Members of the(More)
We investigated the effects of the algicide thiazolidinedione derivative TD49 on microbial community in mesocosm experiments. The TD49 concentration exponentially decreased over time, with half-life of 3.5 h, following addition in the seawater (R2=0.98, P<0.001). Among microbial communities, heterotrophic bacteria and heterotrophic nanoflagellates (HNFs)(More)
Porphyra spp. (currently Porphyra and Pyropia) are major sources of seafood globally. In this study, we investigated the effects of ammonium concentration, water temperature, and thallus stocking density on N-ammonium uptake rate (NUR), tissue nutrients content, N–NH4 + filtration efficiency (NUE: nitrogen uptake efficiency %) of Pyropia yezoensis at a(More)
In coastal environments, acidification and eutrophication affect the physiology of marine macroalgae. We investigated the responses of Ulva pertusa Kjellman (Ulvales, Chlorophyta) under such conditions. Samples were cultured at two different pH settings (low, 7.5; high, 8.0) and at three different ammonium levels (low, 4; medium, 60; high, 120 μM NH4 +).(More)
Seaweed aquaculture beds (SABs) that support the production of seaweed and their diverse products, cover extensive coastal areas, especially in the Asian-Pacific region, and provide many ecosystem services such as nutrient removal and CO2 assimilation. The use of SABs in potential carbon dioxide (CO2) mitigation efforts has been proposed with commercial(More)
As an important adaptation for survival in the sediments of intertidal flats, benthic diatoms move up and down in response to a wide range of environmental stimuli. We investigated the vertical migration of two diatoms—Cylindrotheca closterium (Agradh) Kützing (B-25) and Nitzschia sp. (B-3)—under different combinations of light intensity and temperature(More)
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