Dimethylsulphide, DMSP-lyase activity and microplankton community structure inside and outside of the Mauritanian upwelling

Daniel J. Franklin, Alex J. Poulton, Michael Steinke, Jeremy Young, Ilka Peeken, Gill Malin

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We investigated the relationship between microplankton composition and dimethylsulphide (DMS) concentration in the Mauritanian upwelling in July/August 2006. As well as DMS and DMSP-lyase activity (DLA), we made some accompanying measurements of the precursor of DMS, DMSP (dimethylsulphoniopropionate) in the particulate and dissolved fraction, and photosynthetic pigments. At well-stratified offshore stations, chlorophyll-a concentrations were low (
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)134-142
Number of pages9
JournalProgress in Oceanography
Issue number1-4
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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