Nitrification in reef corals

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dc.contributor.author Wafar, M.V.M.
dc.contributor.author Wafar, S.
dc.contributor.author David, J.J.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-01-30T04:59:24Z
dc.date.available 2009-01-30T04:59:24Z
dc.date.issued 1990
dc.identifier.citation Limnology and Oceanography, Vol.35; 725-730
dc.identifier.uri http://drs.nio.org/drs/handle/2264/2427
dc.description.abstract N-Serve blockage of NH4+ oxidation showed that nitrification in reef corals is quantitatively important. Average NO3- production was 9.4+-6.0 nmol (mg coral tissue N)-1 h-1 (mean +- 1 SE; n = 12), equivalent to 17% of the NH4+ consumption and 21% of the uptake by zooxanthellae showing an effective competition for NH4+ by nitrifiers. NH4+ utilization rates were equal to inorganic N production rates, and NO3- production rates were equal to NO3- uptake rates by zooxanthellae, suggesting close coupling between these processes. Density of nitrifying bacteria associated with living corals may vary from 4 to 260 x 10power3 cells (mg coral tissue N)power-1.
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher American Society of Limnology and Oceanography
dc.rights Copyright [1990]. All efforts have been made to respect the copyright to the best of our knowledge. Inadvertent omissions, if brought to our notice, stand for correction and withdrawal of document from this repository.
dc.title Nitrification in reef corals
dc.type Journal Article


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