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FA signatures of the diatom Skeletonema cf. marinoi: just how natural is culturing anyway?
(Friday Harbor Laboratories, 2012-06)
Spatial subsidies including particulate organic matter (POM) play an important role in near-shore food web ecology. Fatty acid (FA) analysis has proven an effective tool for constructing these food webs, although the FA profiles of many marine autotrophs and the validity of culturing is still unknown. We cultured the diatom ...