Chemoattraction to Dimethylsulfoniopropionate Throughout the Marine Microbial Food Web

  title={Chemoattraction to Dimethylsulfoniopropionate Throughout the Marine Microbial Food Web},
  author={J. Seymour and R. Sim{\'o} and T. Ahmed and R. Stocker},
  pages={342 - 345}
  • J. Seymour, R. Simó, +1 author R. Stocker
  • Published 2010
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Science
  • Sulfur Signal Dinner Phytoplankton produces large amounts of the compound dimethylsulfoniopropionate (DMSP), which can be transformed into the gas dimethylsulfide and emitted into the atmosphere in sufficient quantities to affect cloud formation. The functional role of DMSP is somewhat unclear, but it is degraded by marine bacteria as a source of reduced carbon and sulfur. It also acts as a foraging cue for a variety of aquatic animals ranging from copepods to marine mammals. Now, Seymour et al… CONTINUE READING
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