Dataset: Synechococcus_QPCR
Deployment: KN192-05

Q-PCR counts of Synechococcus clades
Principal Investigator: 
Eric A Webb (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, WHOI)
Student: 
Tyler Goepfert (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, WHOI)
BCO-DMO Data Manager: 
Nancy Copley (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, WHOI BCO-DMO)
Current State: 
Final no updates expected
Deployment Synonyms:
 GAc01,  CoFeMUG,  KN192-5
Description

Synechococcus is one of the most abundant phytoplankton on earth and contributes significantly to marine primary production, thus an understanding of the distribution and diversity of this genus is important.  This quantitative PCR enumeration of nine marine Synechococcus clades found in multiple oceanic regimes is the most comprehensive study to date.  This work builds on the research of Zwirglmaier et al (2007 and 2008) and Tai and Palenik (2010), confirming patterns seen previously and extending observations into new areas, but it also provides new information on previously unstudied clades, the environmental niches of different clades, and defining the dominant oligotrophic clade.

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