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Marine gases: Challenges to the bio(geo)chemist

Steinke, Michael and Exton, Dan A and McGenity, Terry J (2011) 'Marine gases: Challenges to the bio(geo)chemist.' The Biochemist, 33 (3). pp. 20-25. ISSN 0954-982X

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Gases are produced and consumed by numerous biological processes in the oceans and some volatiles are readily exchanged with the atmosphere where they can affect our climate. They can be waste products but they are also fundamental as nutrient and energy sources and terminal electron acceptors in respiration, and can facilitate communication and interactions via diffusive signalling. Here we will introduce some major gases and mention a few more enigmatic volatiles before focussing on the bio(geo)chemistry of dimethyl sulfide (DMS), ethene and isoprene, three important gases that are currently at the forefront of our research.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health
Faculty of Science and Health > Life Sciences, School of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2013 14:29
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2022 17:19

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