The influence of microorganisms on chlorophyll a degradation in the marine environment

@article{Szymczakya2008TheIO,
  title={The influence of microorganisms on chlorophyll a degradation in the marine environment},
  author={M. Szymczak‐Żyła and G. Kowalewska and Jiř{\'i} Louda},
  journal={Limnology and Oceanography},
  year={2008},
  volume={53}
}
This study investigated the action of natural microorganisms on the degradation (diagenesis) of chlorophyll a (Chl a). Unialgal cultures of the diatom Chaetocerus gracilis and the eustigmatophyte Nannochloropsis occulata were incubated with or without the addition of natural marine microorganisms in oxic (air) or anoxic (nitrogen sparge) conditions. Microorganisms were obtained from seawater recovered just above the sediment‐water interface of a coastal lagoon of southeastern Florida… 

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