and Coauthors, 2014: Biological and physical processes influencing sea ice, under-ice algae, and dimethylsulfoniopropionate
during spring in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago.
1 Tiny marine plants (phytoplankton) use sulfate, a common salt in the ocean, to produce a chemical called dimethylsulfoniopropionate
Total organic sulfur and dimethylsulfoniopropionate
in marine phytoplankton: intracellular variations.
metabolism by Pfiesteria-associated Roseobacter spp.
Transcriptional response of Silicibacter pomeroyi DSS-3 to dimethylsulfoniopropionate
In open-ocean habitats at polar latitudes, for example, dimethylsulfoniopropionate
(DMSP) and its metabolites (dimethyl sulfide and acrylate) convey information among several trophic levels, including large pelagic predators, in planktonic food webs (Nevitt et al.
Tridacnids are thus candidates to have high tissue concentrations of dimethylsulfoniopropionate
(DMSP), a tertiary sulfonium compound that is not synthesized by animals but is commonly produced by dinoflagellates.
These cells have extremely high concentrations of dimethylsulfoniopropionate
(DMSP) that equalize osmotic pressure between the cytoplasm and external ocean environment, thus maintaining a constant cell volume (Vairavamurthy et al.
As an example, I detail an algal dimethylsulfoniopropionate
(DMSP) cleavage reaction that appears to deter protozoan feeding and explore it as a possible model for a rapidly activated, short-range chemical defense system.
Marine DMS is a byproduct of the metabolic decomposition of dimethylsulfoniopropionate
(DMSP) in marine phytoplankton (most notably Phaeocystis pouchetii).
(DMSP) is a principal sulfur compound of many bivalve molluscs (1,2,3).
A major source of atmospheric DMS is the enzymatic cleavage of dimethylsulfoniopropionate
(DMSP), which is synthesized by many phytoplankters (4, 5) and a few vascular plants, including Spartina alterniflora (5).