Biogeneration of chromophoric dissolved organic matter by bacteria and krill in the Southern Ocean

  title={Biogeneration of chromophoric dissolved organic matter by bacteria and krill in the Southern Ocean},
  author={E. Ortega-Retuerta and T. Frazer and C. Duarte and S. Ruiz-Halpern and A. Tovar-S{\'a}nchez and J. Arrieta and I. Rechea},
  journal={Limnology and Oceanography},
  • E. Ortega-Retuerta, T. Frazer, +4 authors I. Rechea
  • Published 2009
  • Biology
  • Limnology and Oceanography
  • Chromophoric dissolved organic matter (CDOM), the optically active fraction of dissolved organic matter, is primarily generated by pelagic organisms in the open ocean. In this study, we experimentally determined the quantity and spectral quality of CDOM generated by bacterioplankton using two different substrates (with and without photoproducts) and by Antarctic krill Euphausia superba and evaluated their potential contributions to CDOM dynamics in the peninsular region of the Southern Ocean… CONTINUE READING

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