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General
Data set name

BENBO Microbial biomass and exo-enzymatic activity 1997-1998

Data holding centrePlymouth Marine Laboratory
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time period1997-1998
OngoingNo
Geographical area

North East Atlantic

Observations 
Parameters

Bacteria taxonomy-related biomass expressed as carbon per unit volume of the water column; Bacteria taxonomic abundance in water bodies; Bacteria taxonomy-related ash-free dry weight biomass in sediment; Bacteria non taxonomy-related biomass expressed as carbon per unit volume of the water column; Bacteria generic abundance in water bodies; Bacteria generic abundance in sediment; Bacteria non taxonomy-related biomass expressed as protein per unit volume of the water column; Bacterial growth; Bacterial consumption in the water column; Temperature of the water column; Bacterial production in the water column; Bacteria taxonomic abundance in sediment

Instruments

In-situ incubators

Description 
Summary

Data are from three BENBO cruises - before and after the flux of spring bloom material to the benthic boundary layer.

OriginatorsPlymouth Marine Laboratory
References

Turley, C.M and Dixon, J.L. (2002) Bacterial numbers and growth in surficial deep-sea sediments and phytodetritus in the NE Atlantic: Relationships with particulate organic carbon and total nitrogen., Deep Sea Research I, 49(5): 815-826.; Dixon, J.L., and Turley, C.M. (2000) The effect of water depth on bacterial numbers, thymidine incorporation rates and C:N ratios in northeast Atlantic surficial sediments., Hydrobiologia 440(1-3): 217-225.; Dixon, J.L., and Turley, C.M. (2001) Measuring Bacterial Production in Deep-Sea Sediments using 3H-Thymidine Incorporation: Ecological Significance., Microbial Ecology, 42(4): 549-561.

Availability 
OrganisationPlymouth Marine Laboratory
AvailabilityUnrestricted
ContactThe Director
Address

Plymouth Marine Laboratory
Prospect Place The Hoe
Plymouth
England
PL1 3DH
United Kingdom

Telephone+44 1752 633100
Facsimile+44 (0)1752 633101
Administration 
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1053033
Global identifier714
Last revised2009-10-19