Modelling the concentration of exuded dimethylsulphoniopropionate (DMSP) in the boundary layer surrounding phytoplankton cells

Mark N. Breckels, Daniel E. Boakes, Edward A. Codling, Gill Malin, Stephen D. Archer, Michael Steinke

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Using a steady-state diffusion model, we calculated the concentration of the ecologically relevant algal metabolite dimethylsulphoniopropionate (DMSP) in the phycosphere. Incorporating diffusive losses, the concentration was predicted to be 106-fold lower than previously suggested.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)253-257
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Plankton Research
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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