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BG | Volume 15, issue 1
Biogeosciences, 15, 1–12, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-1-2018
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Biogeosciences, 15, 1–12, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-1-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 02 Jan 2018

Research article | 02 Jan 2018

Effect of light on N2 fixation and net nitrogen release of Trichodesmium in a field study

Yangyang Lu et al.

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We investigated the light response of field Trichodesmium N2 fixation and net dissolved nitrogen release behavior. Our results suggest that N2 fixation was a function of light intensity, and the light requirement of Trichodesmium nitrogen fixation was high relative to its photosynthetic light demand. Meanwhile, light is a crucial parameter driving the physiological state of Trichodesmium, which subsequently determined the C / N metabolism and net dissolved nitrogen release.
We investigated the light response of field Trichodesmium N2 fixation and net dissolved nitrogen...
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