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Title: Measuring the plankton CO2 production throughout the water column by the isocitrate dehydrogenase (IDH) activity.
Authors: Tames Espinosa, Mayte 
Martínez Sánchez, Ico 
Packard, Theodore T. 
Gómez Cabrera, May 
UNESCO Clasification: 240119 Zoología marina
251002 Oceanografía química
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Ciencias del Mar y Biología Aplicada.
Conference: V Simposio Internacional de Ciencias del Mar 
Abstract: Knowledge about Carbon flux in the ocean is limited by the complexity and expense of its measurement. Calculating it from plankton respiration provides an inexpensive alternative to sediment traps. Recently, the use of O2-consumption-based respiration has been explored to calculate temporal and spatial variability in carbon flux in upwelling areas. Here, we explore the use of a new enzyme-based proxy for mmarine CO2-production method based on the activity of different isocitrate dehydrogenase (IDH) isoenzymes, involved in the Krebs cycle. We evaluated the effects of different buffers, a range of pHs and temperatures, thee IDH kinetic constants, the optimal concentrations of the main substrate (isocitric acid), and the cofactors (NAD((P)+, Mg2+) for different size fractions of the plankton community. As a result, we propose optimal substrates concentrations, pH and temperature in order to ensure the measurement of the maximum capacity of CO2 production of the marine plankton community.
ISBN: 978-84-16724-16-1
Source: Libro de resúmenes: V Simposio Internacional de Ciencias del Mar, Universidad de Alicante, p. 314-315
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