Articles | Volume 15, issue 16
Biogeosciences, 15, 5155–5167, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-5155-2018
Biogeosciences, 15, 5155–5167, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-5155-2018
Research article
28 Aug 2018
Research article | 28 Aug 2018

Basin-scale variability of microbial methanol uptake in the Atlantic Ocean

Stephanie L. Sargeant et al.

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Methanol is a climate-active gas and the most abundant oxygenated volatile organic compound in the atmosphere and seawater. This study uniquely combines methanol tracer uptake experiments with 16S rRNA pyrosequencing to show basin-wide microbial methanol uptake throughout the top 200 m of the Atlantic Ocean. These rates showed a positive correlation with the numbers of SAR11 16S rRNA gene sequences, suggesting these numerous bacteria are important sinks for methanol in seawater.
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