Ecological significance of alkaline phosphatase activity and phosphatase-hydrolyzed phosphorus in the northern part of Gamak Bay, Korea.

@article{Kwon2011EcologicalSO,
  title={Ecological significance of alkaline phosphatase activity and phosphatase-hydrolyzed phosphorus in the northern part of Gamak Bay, Korea.},
  author={Hyeong Kyu Kwon and Seok Jin Oh and Han-Soeb Yang},
  journal={Marine pollution bulletin},
  year={2011},
  volume={62 11},
  pages={
          2476-82
        }
}
We investigated the ecological significance of alkaline phsophatase (APase) and alkaline phosphatase-hydrolyzable phosphorus (APHP) in the northern part of Gamak Bay, Korea. APase activity was detectable throughout the year, and dissolved inorganic phosphorus (DIP) concentration and APase activity are highly correlated and can be regarded as an indicator of DIP-limiting conditions. Also, a strong linear positive correlation between APase activity and Chl a concentration indicated that the major… CONTINUE READING