Dataset: Cellular element quotas: Si in Synechococcus cells
Deployment: AE1218

element quotas of individual Synechococcus cells
Principal Investigator: 
Benjamin Twining (Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences)
Daniel C. Ohnemus (Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences)
BCO-DMO Data Manager: 
Ms Dicky Allison (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, WHOI BCO-DMO)
Amber D. York (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, WHOI BCO-DMO)
Current State: 
Final with updates expected
working on final
Deployment Synonyms:
 BATS 283
Version Date: 

Field work at the Bermuda Atlantic Time Series (BATS) site was done to assess the contribution of Synechococcus and diatoms to total biogenic silica in surface waters. The data include information about the elemental content (Silicon, Phosphorus, and Sulfur) of Synechococcus cells as measured by synchrotron-based x-ray fluorescence (SBXF) microscopy.  Derived mole ratios (Si:P, and Si:S) are also provided.


Twining, B. S., Rauschenberg, S., Morton, P. L., & Vogt, S. (2015). Metal contents of phytoplankton and labile particulate material in the North Atlantic Ocean. Progress in Oceanography, 137, 261–283. doi:10.1016/j.pocean.2015.07.001

DMO notes:

  • Changed formatting of lat/lon to 4 decimal places from 5.
  • Elemental content values rounded to two decimal places from 15.
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