Marine microorganisms and global nutrient cycles

  title={Marine microorganisms and global nutrient cycles},
  author={K. Arrigo},
  • K. Arrigo
  • Published 2004
  • Medicine, Environmental Science
  • Nature
  • The way that nutrients cycle through atmospheric, terrestrial, oceanic and associated biotic reservoirs can constrain rates of biological production and help structure ecosystems on land and in the sea. On a global scale, cycling of nutrients also affects the concentration of atmospheric carbon dioxide. Because of their capacity for rapid growth, marine microorganisms are a major component of global nutrient cycles. Understanding what controls their distributions and their diverse suite of… CONTINUE READING
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