The smell of the sea: Production of dimethylsulphoniopropionate and its conversion into dimethylsulphide by the marine phytoplankton genus Phaeocystis

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The smell of the sea is caused by the volatile organic sulphur compound dimethylsulphide (DMS). Low concentrations of DMS in the water (low nM range) and the atmosphere can be found in all marine areas. High concentrations (high nM range) often coincide with blooms of specific marine phytoplankton species. Locally, high concentrations are also observed in the water overflowing beds of specific macroalgae and corals, and in sediments of mudflats and microbial mats. ... (Zie: Samenvatting)
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • University of Groningen
  • Dijkhuizen, Lubbert, Supervisor
  • Wolff, Willem, Supervisor
Award date14-Mar-1997
Print ISBNs9036707250
Publication statusPublished - 1997


  • Proefschriften (vorm)
  • Phaeocystis , Zwavelkringloop
  • Dimethylsulfoniopropionaat, Dimethylsulfide,
  • mariene biologie

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