HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
Scientists chart iron cycle in ocean

lankton and other microorganisms to grab and use the iron.

The team's research grew partly from early studies indicating that fertilizing the oceans with iron could stimulate the growth of plant life that consume carbon dioxide, and thereby counteract global warming. In those studies, iron dropped from ships encouraged phytoplankton to bloom profusely, but only for a short time.

"Understanding the uptake of this scarce micronutrient will help provide more insight into how these microscopic plants and bacteria cope in these oceanic environments," said oceanographer Ken Bruland of the University of California at Santa Cruz.

Butler believes the findings on how the complex iron molecules are broken down by sunlight could also contribute to research on alternate drug delivery systems, possibly providing a nanoscale vessel that reacts upon exposure to light.


'"/>

Contact: Amber Jones
aljones@nsf.gov
703-292-80703
National Science Foundation
26-Sep-2001


Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Scientists to prototype cyberinfrastructure for research and education access to ocean observatories
2. Scientists sequence genome of kind of organism central to biospheres carbon cycle
3. Scientists find nanowires capable of detecting individual viruses
4. Scientists discover potential new way to control drug-resistant bacteria
5. Scientists explore genome of methane-breathing microbe
6. Scientists decipher genetic code of biothreat pathogen
7. Stuck on you: Scientists lay bare secrets of bacterial attachment proteins
8. Scientists discover proteins involved in spread of HIV-1 infection
9. Scientists fear new Ebola outbreak may explain sudden gorilla disappearance
10. Scientists reinvent DNA as template to produce organic molecules
11. Scientists visualise cellular handmaiden that restores shape to proteins

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:2/11/2016)... -- According to new research from Acuity Market Intelligence, ... fingerprint, iris, and eye-vein biometric smartphones have been ... This includes market leaders Apple, Samsung, Huawei, Xiaomi, ... 600 million biometric smartphones are currently in use ... Maxine Most , Acuity Market Intelligence Principal, ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... 11, 2016  Vigilant Solutions announces today that its license ... used by Lee,s Summit Police Department ... and arrest of a homicide suspect. Kansas ... around 65 square miles and is home to roughly 100,000 ... a single mobile license plate reader system and also leverages ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... PUNE, India , February 10, 2016 ... --> According to 2016 iris ... fingerprint identification iris recognition is more widely ... are available with both fingerprint and iris ... allows the user to avoid purchasing two ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:2/13/2016)... ... February 13, 2016 , ... ... pleased to announce the launch of two new analog SLMs with resolutions of ... to control incident light in amplitude, phase, or the combination of both on ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... ... 12, 2016 , ... Global Stem Cells Group has announced an ... center in Quito, Ecuador, Feb. 24-March 6, 2016. The new facility will provide advanced ... , Global Stem Cells Group CEO Benito Novas will host the event, which will ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... DIEGO , Feb. 12, 2016 Biocom, the ... science community, took a group of San Diego ... as part of its 2016 Precision Medicine Advocacy Fly-In. Biocom ... the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Centers for Medicare ... as well as San Diego U.S. Representatives Susan Davis ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... ... February 12, 2016 , ... The Pittcon 2016 Exposition, which ... will include 848 exhibitors (count as of February 9) of which 119 are ... used by the scientific community in industrial, academic, and government labs. The Exposition ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: