The distribution of dimethylsulfoniopropionate in tropical Pacific coral reef invertebrates

@article{Alstyne2006TheDO,
  title={The distribution of dimethylsulfoniopropionate in tropical Pacific coral reef invertebrates},
  author={Kathryn L. van Alstyne and Peter Schupp and Marc Slattery},
  journal={Coral Reefs},
  year={2006},
  volume={25},
  pages={321-327}
}
Dimethylsulfoniopropionate (DMSP) is an important component of the global sulfur cycle and may be involved, via its cleavage product dimethylsulfide, in climate regulation. Although it is common in many algae, reports of DMSP in animals, particularly tropical invertebrates, are limited. This study examined the distribution of DMSP in a diverse group of coral reef invertebrates. DMSP was present in all 22 species of cnidarians and ranged from 9 to 723 μmol g−1 of dry mass (DM) with a mean (± 1SD… CONTINUE READING