High N2-fixation rate by unicellular cyanobacteria Crocosphaera watsonii in the north-western tropical Pacific

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dc.contributor.author 노재훈 -
dc.contributor.author 최동한 -
dc.contributor.author EJ Carpenter -
dc.contributor.author 박인경 -
dc.contributor.author 김선화 -
dc.contributor.author 함미선 -
dc.contributor.author 이미진 -
dc.date.accessioned 2020-07-16T14:31:47Z -
dc.date.available 2020-07-16T14:31:47Z -
dc.date.created 2020-02-11 -
dc.date.issued 2011-11-03 -
dc.identifier.uri https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/28091 -
dc.description.abstract Microbial N2-fixation is an important source of new nitrogen in oligotrophic open oceans and important in controlling biological productivity and carbon flux. Unicellular N2-fixing cyanobacteria, Crocosphaera watsonii, have only recently been discovered and are widely distributed in tropical waters. To elucidate the abundance and contribution to N2-fixation rates, we examined different water masses of the NW Pacific during October 2007, June 2008 and June 2010 research cruises. As a result, Crocosphaera watsonii showed a high abundance in the oligotrophic tropical waters whereas comparatively limited abundance was found in the temperate regions. In the oligotrophic tropical region, up to 3,500 cells/ml abundance was observed in June which were about 1,000 times higher than other types of diazotrophs. N2-fixation rates were 49.1~2,156.6 μmolN m-2d-1 in June and 20.9~171.7μmolN m-2d-1 in October showing much variation among different water masses. Relatively high N2-fixation rates observed in June for tropical waters were mostly due to high concentrations of Crocosphaera watsonii. Based on these results, we could conclude that Crocosphaera are important nitrogen fixers in the tropical waters and may contribute a significant new nitrogen source in this ecosystem. -
dc.description.uri 2 -
dc.language English -
dc.publisher 한국해양학회 -
dc.relation.isPartOf 한국해양학회 2011 추계학술발표대회 -
dc.title High N2-fixation rate by unicellular cyanobacteria Crocosphaera watsonii in the north-western tropical Pacific -
dc.title.alternative 열대 북서태평양에서 단세포성 Crocosphaera watsonii에 의한 높은 질소고정률 -
dc.type Conference -
dc.citation.conferencePlace KO -
dc.citation.endPage 127 -
dc.citation.startPage 127 -
dc.citation.title 한국해양학회 2011 추계학술발표대회 -
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation 한국해양학회 2011 추계학술발표대회, pp.127 -
dc.description.journalClass 2 -
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