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Seasonal dynamics of algal and bacterial communities in Arctic sea ice under variable snow cover
Description: The abundance of diatoms and heterotrophic bacteria in sea ice rapidly increases during the spring. However, the number and activity of these microorganisms vary with changing environmental conditions and potentially the taxonomic composition of the algal community during this time. In this study, scientists assessed the spring bottom-ice community composition in Dease Strait, Nunavut, and investigated potential controls of chlorophyll a (chl a), particulate organic carbon (POC), cell abundance, and production from early March until early June. [Source: Polar Biology]
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Source: Polar Biology
Publish Date: 1/1/2018
Reading Level: Expert
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