Diel periodicity in ammonium uptake and regeneration in the oceanic subarctic Pacific: Implications for interactions in microbial food webs Public Deposited

http://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/concern/defaults/bg257g53b

Descriptions

Attribute NameValues
Creator
Abstract or Summary
  • Diel periodicity in NH4+ uptake and regeneration in the nutrient-rich environment of the oceanic subarctic Pacific was examined. Surface water was incubated in large shipboard microcosms that allowed repeated sampling of the planktonic community for NH4+ cycling rates, bacterial production rates, and population densities of the dominant autotrophs and heterotrophs. Changes in NH4+ concentrations and isotopic enrichments indicated that regeneration took place exclusively at night. Nitrogen uptake rates and bacterial production were maximal during the day. Abundance of <2 μm autotrophic flagellates reached a maximum at the end of day or beginning of night, whereas abundance of zooflagellates in the <2 μm and 1–10 μm size classes showed a twofold variation with maximal abundances occurring at the beginning of day. These contrasting diel patterns suggest short-term, cyclic disequilibrium in production and grazing within the microbial food web. Hence, analysis of relationships among the various components of microbial populations in this type of environment will require sampling on much shorter time scales than has been attempted in past studies.
Resource Type
Date Available
Date Issued
Citation
  • Limnol. Oceanogr., 34(6), 1989, 1025-1033
Table of Contents
  • Methods; Results; Discussion
Rights Statement
Funding Statement (additional comments about funding)
Publisher
Language
Replaces
Additional Information
  • description.provenance : Made available in DSpace on 2009-10-05T15:10:24Z (GMT). No. of bitstreams: 1 Wheeler et. al. 1989.pdf: 1087937 bytes, checksum: 8a38dfcf3725dadb130c74cf07f4d13c (MD5) Previous issue date: 1989
  • description.provenance : Submitted by Linda Lamb (llamb@coas.oregonstate.edu) on 2009-10-04T20:37:35Z No. of bitstreams: 1 Wheeler et. al. 1989.pdf: 1087937 bytes, checksum: 8a38dfcf3725dadb130c74cf07f4d13c (MD5)
  • description.provenance : Approved for entry into archive by Linda Lamb(llamb@coas.oregonstate.edu) on 2009-10-05T15:10:24Z (GMT) No. of bitstreams: 1 Wheeler et. al. 1989.pdf: 1087937 bytes, checksum: 8a38dfcf3725dadb130c74cf07f4d13c (MD5)
ISSN
  • 0024-3590

Relationships

In Administrative Set:
Last modified: 07/24/2017

Downloadable Content

Download PDF
Citations:

EndNote | Zotero | Mendeley

Items