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Volume 13, issue 10
Biogeosciences, 13, 3163–3174, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-13-3163-2016
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Biogeosciences, 13, 3163–3174, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-13-3163-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 01 Jun 2016

Research article | 01 Jun 2016

Evidence for methane production by the marine algae Emiliania huxleyi

Katharina Lenhart et al.
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In this study we investigated marine algae as a source of CH4 in oxic surface waters of oceans. Algae-derived CH4 may explain the CH4 oversaturating state within the surface mixed layer, sometimes also termed the "oceanic methane paradox". This finding of an overlooked source of CH4 in marine environments will be of considerable importance to scientists in many disciplines because algae play a crucial role in organic matter cycling in marine and freshwater ecosystems.
In this study we investigated marine algae as a source of CH4 in oxic surface waters of oceans....
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