Evidence for tight coupling between active bacteria and particulate organic carbon during seasonal stratification of Lake Michigan

@inproceedings{Mooy2001EvidenceFT,
  title={Evidence for tight coupling between active bacteria and particulate organic carbon during seasonal stratification of Lake Michigan},
  author={Benjamin A. S. Van Mooy and Barbara J Macgregor and David J. Hollander and Kenneth H Nealson and David A. Stahl},
  year={2001}
}
Suspended particulate organic matter (POM) plays a critical role in the planktonic ecology of Lake Michigan during seasonal thermal stratification. We show, based on stable isotope and ribosomal RNA (rRNA) data, that the relationship between suspended POM and active biomass changes as thermal stratification persists. Stable isotope data indicated that sources of suspended POM change between July and October, moving from primary production at a deep chlorophyll layer to recyclingߚbased… CONTINUE READING