Articles | Volume 11, issue 23
Research article
05 Dec 2014
Research article |  | 05 Dec 2014

Microbial food web dynamics during spring phytoplankton blooms in the naturally iron-fertilized Kerguelen area (Southern Ocean)

U. Christaki, D. Lefèvre, C. Georges, J. Colombet, P. Catala, C. Courties, T. Sime-Ngando, S. Blain, and I. Obernosterer


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AR by Urania Christaki on behalf of the Authors (23 Oct 2014)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (23 Oct 2014) by Bernard Quéguiner
Short summary
The concurrent investigation of several parameters has provided insight into two key roles of heterotrophic bacteria, and the microbial food web functioning, at the onset and late phase of the spring phytoplankton bloom induced by natural iron fertilization in the Southern Ocean.
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