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Naturally occurring dissolved organic matter (DOM) was investigated in a lagoonal system to study the origin and mixing of the DOM components. Water samples were collected and analyzed by different techniques, such as fluorescence, absorption and dissolved organic carbon (DOC) measurements. Synchronous fluorescence spectra obtained from both laboratory algal cultures and benthic macroalgae collected in situ were compared with spectra from field samples in order to distinguish DOM components having autochthonous (algal) origin with respect to remote formation. Two main components could be identified on the basis of their synchronous fluorescent bands.

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Authors: FERRARI G M, JRC Ispra (IT);MINGAZZINI M, CNR Brugherio (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Marine Ecology Progress Series, Vol. 125 (1995), pp. 305-315
Record Number: 199512163 / Last updated on: 1996-01-26
Original language: en
Available languages: en