Key literature

Jiao, N., Herndl, G.J., Hansell, D.A., Benner, R., Kattner, G., Wilhelm, S.W., Kirchman, D.L., Weinbauer, M.G., Luo, T. and F. Azam. 2010. Microbial production of recalcitrant dissolved organic matter: long-term carbon storage in the global ocean. Nature Reviews Microbiology, 8: 593–599. doi: 10.1038/nrmicro238

Jiao, N., Robinson, C., Azam, F., Thomas, H., Baltar, F., Dang, H., Hardman-Mountford, N.J. et al. 2014. Mechanisms of microbial carbon sequestration in the ocean – future research directions. Biogeosciences, 11: 5285–5306. doi: 10.5194/bg-11-5285-2014

Polimene, L., Allen, J.I. and M. Zavatarelli. 2006. Model of interactions between dissolved organic carbon and bacteria in marine systems. Aquatic Microbial Ecology, 43: 127–138. doi: 10.3354/ame043127

Polimene, L., Clark, D., Kimmance, S. and P. McCormack. 2017. A substantial fraction of phytoplankton-derived DON is resistant to degradation by a metabolically versatile, widely distributed marine bacterium. PLoS ONE, 12(2): e0171391. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0171391

Polimene, L., Pinardi, N., Zavatarelli, M., Allen, J.I., Giani, M. and M. Vichi. 2007. A numerical simulation study of dissolved organic carbon accumulation in the northern Adriatic Sea. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 112: C03S20. doi: 10.1029/2006JC003529

Polimene, L., Rivkin, R.B., Luo, Y.-W., Kwon, E.Y., Gehlen, M., Peña, M.A., Wang, N., Liang, Y., Kaartokallio, H. and N. Jiao. 2018. Modelling marine DOC degradation time scales. National Science Review, 5(4): 468–474. doi: 10.1093/nsr/nwy066

Polimene, L., Sailley, S., Clark, D., Mitra, A. and J.I. Allen. 2017. Biological or microbial carbon pump? The role of phytoplankton stoichiometry in ocean carbon sequestration. Journal of Plankton Research, 39(2): 180–186. doi: 10.1093/plankt/fbw091

Robinson, C., Wallace, D., Hyun, J.-H., Polimene, L., Benner, R., Zhang, Y., Cai, R., Zhang, R. and N. Jiao. 2018. An implementation strategy to quantify the marine microbial carbon pump and its sensitivity to global change. National Science Review, 5(4): 474–480. doi: 10.1093/nsr/nwy070

Wang, L. 2018. Microbial control of the carbon cycle in the ocean. National Science Review, 5(2): 287–291. 10.1093/nsr/nwy023

Zhang, C., Dang, H., Azam, F., Benner, R., Legendre, L., Passow, U., Polimene, L., Robinson, C., Suttle, C.A. and N. Jiao. 2018. Evolving paradigms in biological carbon cycling in the ocean. National Science Review, 5(4): 481–499. doi: 10.1093/nsr/nwy074