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Bacteria-algae associations in the sea ice and upper water column of the Ross Sea in late austral summer

@inproceedings{Stewart2005BacteriaalgaeAI,
  title={Bacteria-algae associations in the sea ice and upper water column of the Ross Sea in late austral summer},
  author={Frank J. Stewart and Christian H. Fritsen and David L. Garrison},
  year={2005}
}
The ecological role of heterotrophic bacteria in the microbial food web of the Southern Ocean is unresolved. A coupling between phytoplankton and bacterial production is well documented in mid-to low-latitude oceans (e.g., Bird and Kalff 1984; Cole, Findlay and Pace1988) and is thought to result from the heterotrophic uptake of dissolved organic carbon (DOC) released by the primary producers (i.e. the "microbial loop;" Pomeroy 1974; Bjørnsen 1988). In Antarctic waters, however, the extent to… Expand
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