Dissolved organic carbon in a humic lake: effects on bacterial production and respiration


Allochthonous matter was the main source of carbon for pelagic bacteria in a humic lake, accounting for almost 90% of the carbon required to support observed bacterial growth. The estimated contribution from zooplankton excretion was of the same magnitude as direct phytoplankton release, both accounting for 5–7% of bacterial demands for dissolved carbon… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF00006995


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