Prokaryotic respiration and growth in Baltic and north Seas 2017


Data was collected in a project investigating the importance of prokaryotic maintenance respiration in the marine environment. Prokaryotic respiration, growth and abundance was measured at multiple stations encompassing three sites along the Baltic Sea gradient and North Sea. Salinity covered 3 to 30. Temperature, total dissolved phosphorus and nitrogen were also measured. Measurements were done during the late summer in August and September 2017. Data from the northern most site was collected 2015 with the same methods. Duplicate Niskin bottle samples were taken from discrete depths in surface waters covering up to 70 m depth depending on site. Prokaryotic respiration was measured in 1.2 µm pre-filtered samples using oxygen optode. Prokaryotic growth was measured by the tritiated thymidine incorporation technique in pre-filtered samples. Prokaryotic abundance was measured by acridine orange stain and direct epi-fluorescence microscopy applying image analysis. Cell-specific respiration and growth rates were calculated for evaluating influence of prokaryotic maintenance respiration. The prokaryotic growth efficiency was also estimated. Results are reported in a scientific article in Frontiers in marine Science (doi:10.3389/fmars.2023.1070070).

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Creator Wikner, Johan ORCID logo; Vikström, Kevin
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 2024
Funding Reference Kempe Foundation Crossref Funder ID SMK-1854 PROMAC
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International;
OpenAccess true
Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 2213 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (11.430W, 56.583S, 19.855E, 63.557N)
Temporal Coverage Begin 2015-08-03T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2017-09-22T00:00:00Z