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dc.contributor.authorAmorim, Ana L.
dc.contributor.authorLeón, Pablo
dc.contributor.authorMercado-Carmona, J.M. (Jesús Mariano) 
dc.contributor.authorCortés-Delgado, M.D. (María Dolores) 
dc.contributor.authorGómez-Jakobsen, F.J. (Francisco José) 
dc.contributor.authorPutzeys, Sebastien
dc.contributor.authorSalles, Soluna
dc.contributor.authorYebra, L. (Lidia) 
dc.date.accessioned2016-08-19T09:25:44Z
dc.date.available2016-08-19T09:25:44Z
dc.date.issued2016-06-01
dc.identifier.issn1385-1101*
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10508/10239
dc.description.abstractThe Alboran Sea is a highly dynamic basin which exhibits a high spatio-temporal variability of hydrographic structures (e.g. fronts, gyres, coastal upwellings). This work compares the abundance and composition of picophytoplankton observed across the northern Alboran Sea among eleven cruises between 2008 and 2012 using flow cytometry. We evaluate the seasonal and longitudinal variability of picophytoplankton on the basis of the circulation regimes at a regional scale and explore the presence of cyanobacteria ecotypes in the basin. The maximal abundances obtained for Prochlorococcus, Synechococcus and picoeukaryotes (12.7 × 104, 13.9 × 104 and 8.6 × 104 cells mL− 1 respectively) were consistent with those reported for other adjacent marine areas. Seasonal changes in the abundance of the three picophytoplankton groups were highly significant although they did not match the patterns described for other coastal waters. Higher abundances of Prochlorococcus were obtained in autumn-winter while Synechococcus and picoeukaryotes exhibited a different seasonal abundance pattern depending on the sector (e.g. Synechococcus showed higher abundance in summer in the west sector and during winter in the eastern study area). Additionally, conspicuous longitudinal gradients were observed for Prochlorococcus and Synechococcus, with Prochlorococcus decreasing from west to east and Synechococcus following the opposite pattern. The analysis of environmental variables (i.e. temperature, salinity and inorganic nutrients) and cell abundances indicates that Prochlorococcus preferred high salinity and nitrate to phosphate ratio. On the contrary, temperature did not seem to play a role in Prochlorococcus distribution as it was numerically important during the whole seasonal cycle. Variability in Synechococcus abundance could not be explained by changes in any environmental variable suggesting that different ecotypes were sampled during the surveys. In particular, our data would indicate the presence of at least two ecotypes of Synechococcus: a summer ecotype widely distributed in the whole Alboran Sea and a winter ecotype adapted to lower temperature and higher nutrient concentration whose growth is favoured in the eastern sector.es_ES
dc.language.isoenges_ES
dc.rightsAtribución-NoComercial-SinDerivadas 3.0 España*
dc.rightsAtribución-NoComercial-SinDerivadas 3.0 España*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/es/*
dc.titleControls of picophytoplankton abundance and composition in a highly dynamic marine system, the Northern Alboran Sea (Western Mediterranean)es_ES
dc.typearticlees_ES
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationJournal of Sea Research, 112. 2016: 13-22*
dc.description.versionVersión del editores_ES
dc.relation.publisherversionhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1385110116300181es_ES
dc.publisher.centreCentro Oceanográfico de Málagaes_ES
dc.rights.accessRightsopenAccesses_ES
dc.description.impact2,4440*
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.seares.2016.02.005es_ES
dc.coverage.spatialStudyMediterranean Seaen_US
dc.coverage.spatialStudyWestern Mediterranean Seaen_US
dc.coverage.spatialStudyAlboran Seaen_US


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