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Faraday Discuss. 2008;139:393-8; discussion 399-417, 419-20.

Marine biopolymer self-assembly: implications for carbon cycling in the ocean.

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Department of Bioengineering, University of Washington, Friday Harbor Laboratories, Box 351812, Friday Harbor, WA 98250, USA. verdugo@u.washington.edu

Abstract

Dissolved organic matter is the largest reservoir of reduced carbon in the ocean and is primarily composed of small biopolymers. It is a critical substrate for the microbial community and plays a pivotal role in global carbon cycling.

PMID:
19049009
DOI:
10.1039/b800149a
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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