Articles | Volume 12, issue 6
Biogeosciences, 12, 1893–1906, 2015

Special issue: KEOPS2: Kerguelen Ocean and Plateau Study 2

Biogeosciences, 12, 1893–1906, 2015

Research article 23 Mar 2015

Research article | 23 Mar 2015

Microbial iron uptake in the naturally fertilized waters in the vicinity of the Kerguelen Islands: phytoplankton–bacteria interactions

M. Fourquez et al.


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Short summary
In this manuscript, we present the results of iron uptake measured in the naturally iron-fertilized area during the Kerguelen Ocean and Plateau compared Study 2 cruise (KEOPS2). Iron uptake by bulk community and several size fractions (microplankton, pico-nanoplankton and bacteria) are presented, compared and discussed in the present paper. This work also presents first investigations on the potential competition between bacteria and phytoplankton for access to iron.
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