Marine bacterioplankton seasonal succession dynamics
2017 (English)In: Trends in Microbiology, ISSN 0966-842X, E-ISSN 1878-4380Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Bacterioplankton (bacteria and archaea) are indispensable regulators of global element cycles owing to their unique ability to decompose and remineralize dissolved organic matter. These microorganisms in surface waters worldwide exhibit pronounced seasonal succession patterns, governed by physicochemical factors (e.g., light, climate, and nutrient loading) that are determined by latitude and distance to shore. Moreover, we emphasize that the effects of large-scale factors are modulated regionally, and over shorter timespans (days to weeks), by biological interactions including molecule exchanges, viral lysis, and grazing. Thus the interplay and scaling between factors ultimately determine the success of particular bacterial populations. Spatiotemporal surveys of bacterioplankton community composition provide the necessary frame for interpreting how the distinct metabolisms encoded in the genomes of different bacteria regulate biogeochemical cycles.
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Research subject Ecology, Microbiology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-60291DOI: 10.1016/j.tim.2016.12.013OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-60291DiVA: diva2:1069317