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Extreme spatial variability in marine picoplankton and its consequences for interpreting Eulerian time-series.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17148208     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A high-resolution mesoscale spatial survey of picoplankton in the Celtic Sea, using flow cytometry, reveals cell concentrations of Synechococcus spp. cyanobacteria and heterotrophic bacteria that vary up to 50-fold over distances as short as 12 km. Furthermore, the range of abundances is comparable to that typically found on seasonal scales at a single location. Advection of such spatial variability through a time-series site would therefore constitute a major source of 'error'. Consequently, attempts to model and to investigate the ecology of these globally important organisms in situ must take into account and quantify the hitherto ignored local spatial variability as a matter of necessity.
Authors:
Adrian P Martin; Mikhail V Zubkov; Peter H Burkill; Ross J Holland
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Biology letters     Volume:  1     ISSN:  1744-9561     ISO Abbreviation:  Biol. Lett.     Publication Date:  2005 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-12-06     Completed Date:  2007-01-23     Revised Date:  2010-09-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101247722     Medline TA:  Biol Lett     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  366-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
National Oceanography Centre, European Way, Southampton SO14 3ZH, UK. apm1@noc.soton.ac.uk
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Animals
Biodiversity*
Cyanobacteria / genetics,  growth & development
Ecosystem*
Environmental Monitoring*
Fishes / physiology*
Flow Cytometry
Models, Biological
Oceans and Seas
Plankton / growth & development*
Population Dynamics
Synechococcus / genetics,  growth & development
Time Factors
Water Microbiology*
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