Surface alkaline phosphatase activities of macroalgae on coral reefs of the central Great Barrier Reef, Australia

@article{Schaffelke2001SurfaceAP,
  title={Surface alkaline phosphatase activities of macroalgae on coral reefs of the central Great Barrier Reef, Australia},
  author={Britta Schaffelke},
  journal={Coral Reefs},
  year={2001},
  volume={19},
  pages={310-317}
}
Abstract. Inshore reefs of the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) are subject to episodic nutrient supply, mainly by flood events, whereas midshelf reefs have a more consistent low nutrient availability. Alkaline phosphatase activity (APA) enables macroalgae to increase their phosphorus (P) supply by using organic P. APA was high (~4.0 to 15.5 µmol PO43– g DW–1 h–1) in species colonising predominantly inshore reefs and low (<2 µmol PO43– g DW–1 h–1) in species with a cross-shelf distribution. However… CONTINUE READING

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