Degradation of riverine dissolved organic matter by seawater bacteria

  • Rochelle-Newall E
  • Pizay M
  • Middelburg J
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Abstract

The functional response of a seawater bacterial community transplanted into freshwater dissolved organic matter (DOM) was investigated together with the response of natural populations of bacteria to size-fractioned natural source water. Seawater bacteria were incubated over a period of 8 d in size-fractionated, freshwater DOM collected from Randers Fjord, Denmark, during spring (April) and summer (August) of 2001. Three fractions were used: 0.2 mum filtered (1 kDa (high molecular weight, HMW-DOM) and

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  • Amino acids
  • BGE
  • Bacterial growth efficiency
  • DI
  • DOM
  • Degradation index
  • HMW
  • LMW
  • Randers Fjord Estuary

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Authors

  • Emma J. Rochelle-Newall

  • Marie Dominique Pizay

  • Jack J. Middelburg

  • Henricus T.S. Boschker

  • Jean Pierre Gattuso

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