Access

You are not currently logged in.

Access JSTOR through your library or other institution:

login

Log in through your institution.

Journal Article

Complications in the Determination of the Nutrient Status of the Marine Environment

R. Y. Morita
Microbial Ecology
Vol. 28, No. 2, The Microbial Loop (Sep. - Oct., 1994), pp. 291-294
Published by: Springer
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/4251386
Page Count: 4
Were these topics helpful?
See something inaccurate? Let us know!

Select the topics that are inaccurate.

Cancel
  • Download ($43.95)
  • Add to My Lists
  • Cite this Item
Complications in the Determination of the Nutrient Status of the Marine Environment
Preview not available

Abstract

How much of the organic matter in the oceans is truly bioavailable under in situ conditions? This bioavailability may be altered by perturbation, priming, bottle (surface or confinement) effects, and air contaminants. Measured free organic matter may not be free in situ but may depend on method of analysis. We have yet to determine the threshold energy for growth of microbes and their energy of maintenance under in situ conditions.

Page Thumbnails

  • Thumbnail: Page 
[291]
    [291]
  • Thumbnail: Page 
292
    292
  • Thumbnail: Page 
293
    293
  • Thumbnail: Page 
294
    294
Part of Sustainability