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Algae alleviate carbon limitation of heterotrophic bacteria in a boreal peatland

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2015

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Wyatt, Kevin H., and Turetsky, Merritt R., 2015, Algae alleviate carbon limitation of heterotrophic bacteria in a boreal peatland: Journal of Ecology, v. 103, no. 5, p. 1165-1171.

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* In most high-latitude wetlands, carbon accumulation as peat represents a balance between plant net primary productivity and heterotrophic decomposition. We hypothesized that this assessment of ecosystem metabolism is incomplete as it does not include information on energy inputs from microalgae, which form complex biofilms with heterotrophic micro-organisms on the peat surface. * To investigate the potential for algae (and associated exudates) to support heterotrophic metabolism under ambient and elevated nutrient levels, we conducted a factorial enrichment of nutrients (nitrogen and phosphorus) and carbon (glucose) in mesocosms with and without the presence of algae (using light-transparent and dark treatments, respectively) in [...]

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DOI http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 10.1111/1365-2745.12455
ISSN http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 1365-2745

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