Science Serving Maryland's Coasts

Kimberly Thomas, University of South Carolina

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Composition and Molecular Weight Fractionation DOM and POM Produced by the Diatom Skeletonema costatum In Situ and in the Chlorophyll Maximum of the Delaware Estuary


Cultures of the marine diatom Skeletonema costatum, the major diatom species in the Delaware Bay estuary, were grown in f/2 culture medium at a salinity of 20 ppt. DOM was collected and ultrafiltrated to obtain two fractions (>lkDa and