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Research article
15 Oct 2018
Research article |  | 15 Oct 2018

Nitrogen and phosphorus recycling mediated by copepods and response of bacterioplankton community from three contrasting areas in the western tropical South Pacific (20° S)

Valentina Valdés, François Carlotti, Ruben Escribano, Katty Donoso, Marc Pagano, Verónica Molina, and Camila Fernandez


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Short summary
The role of N and P released by copepods on biogeochemical cycles and the microbial community during the OUTPACE cruise was studied. In the presence of copepods, NH4+ and DON increase, and an enhanced remineralization was observed. A shift in active bacterial composition was observed, linked with changes in nutrient concentrations. Copepods can be a source of (in)organic compounds for bacterial communities that contribute to nutrient recycling and regenerated production in the photic zone.
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