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Benthic diatoms as contributors to the carbon cycle in a mangrove community
Cooksey, K.E.; Cooksey, B.; Evans, P.M.; Hildebrand, E.L. (1976). Benthic diatoms as contributors to the carbon cycle in a mangrove community, in: Persoone, G. et al. (Ed.) Proceedings of the 10th European Symposium on Marine Biology, Ostend, Belgium, Sept. 17-23, 1975: 2. Population dynamics of marine organisms in relation with nutrient cycling in shallow waters. pp. 165-178
In: Persoone, G.; Jaspers, E. (Ed.) (1976). Proceedings of the 10th European Symposium on Marine Biology, Ostend, Belgium, Sept. 17-23, 1975: 2. Population dynamics of marine organisms in relation with nutrient cycling in shallow waters. IZWO/Universa Press: Wetteren. ISBN 90-6281-002-0. 712 pp., more

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  • Cooksey, K.E.
  • Cooksey, B.
  • Evans, P.M.
  • Hildebrand, E.L.

Abstract
    Soluble organic matter in sediment porewater from a mangrove community increased during the dry season and decreased in the wet part of the year. The biological activity of soluble material extracted from the sediment was measured using the growth yield of two diatoms from the genus Amphora as an indicator of the presence of assimilable organic carbon. Although, on occasion the extracts promoted the heterotrophic growth of Amphora coffeaeformis var. perpusilla, more often they caused growth inhibition. The diatoms used in the biological assay were euryhaline, shade-adapted and facultatively heterotrophic.

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