Abundance, growth rate and grazing mortality rate of UCYN-A sublineages in the western Bering Sea
|Author(s)||Cheung Shun Yan1, 2, Liu Kailin1, Turk-Kubo Kendra2, Nishioka Jun3, Suzuki Koji4, 5, Landry Michael6, Zehr Jonathan2, Leung Szeki1, Deng Lixia1, Liu Hongbin1, 7|
|Affiliation(s)||1 : Department of Ocean Science, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, China
2 : Ocean Sciences Department, University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, USA
3 : Institute of Low Temperature Science, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan
4 : Graduate School of Environmental Science, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan
5 : Faculty of Environmental Earth Science, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan
6 : Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, USA
7 : Southern Marine Science & Engineering Guangdong Laboratory (Guangzhou), Guangzhou, China
|Keyword(s)||Nitrogen fixation, UCYN-A, Microzooplankton grazing, Western Bering Sea, Dilution technique|
This dataset contains nifH gene copy numbers, growth rates, and grazing mortality rates of endosymbiotic nitrogen-fixing cyanobacteria (i.e., UCYN-A1 and UCYN-A2/3/4) in the western Bering Sea. The associated physicochemical factors including temperature, salinity, iron, nitrate+nitrite, ammonium, phosphate, silicate, and chlorophyll a are also available in this dataset. All these data were collected during a research cruise to the western Bering Sea on R/V Professor Multanovskiy from July to August 2018.
In addition, the growth rate and grazing mortality rate of total phytoplankton community (inferred by chlorophyll a), which are belonged to a larger dataset reported by Liu et al., (in review)*, are used for comparing with the rates of UCYN-A in this study. *Liu, K. and others (under review) Phytoplankton and microzooplankton population dynamics along the western area from the North Pacific to the Bering Sea in summer.