Biological oceanography: Sulphur, climate and the microbial maze

@article{Malin1997BiologicalOS,
  title={Biological oceanography: Sulphur, climate and the microbial maze},
  author={Gillian Malin},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1997},
  volume={387},
  pages={857-859}
}
  • G. Malin
  • Published 26 June 1997
  • Environmental Science
  • Nature
A connection between climate and marine algae comes from the algal production of a sulphur-containing compound, dimethylsulphoniopropionate (DMSP). Reaction products of DMSP make their way into the atmosphere where their oxidation products influence climate. That is one context in which two new papers should be seen. One describes the biochemical pathway of DMSP synthesis in phytoplankton; the other provides insight into the release of DMSP from phytoplankton by grazing marine herbivores, and… 
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Methanethiol, dimethyl sulfide and acetone over biologically productive waters in the SW Pacific Ocean
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