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A simplified method of recovering CO2 from bacterioplankton respiration for isotopic analysis
- Morling, Karoline, Kamjunke, Norbert, Tittel, Jörg
- Journal of microbiological methods 2016 v.121 pp. 8-10
- bacterioplankton, carbon, carbon dioxide, dissolved organic carbon, isotopes, laboratory equipment
- A method for recovering CO2 respired by bacterioplankton for analysis of carbon isotopes was adapted for use with standard laboratory equipment without a technically demanding harvest line. The recovered CO2 was more depleted in 14C than the dissolved organic carbon (DOC) source, which suggests a selective respiration of older carbon.