California Sea Grant College Program
The Role of Symbiotic Bacteria in Iron Acquisition and Algal Bloom Formation
- Author(s): Carrano, Carl J.
- Kuepper, Frithjof
- Green, David
- et al.
This project seeks to characterize the structure and chemistry of siderophores produced by bacteria associated with bloom-forming dinoflagellates. (Dinoflagellates are a type of algae that swimby whipping tail-like structures known as flagella.) Results illuminate the processes and conditions that may precondition areas for certain kinds of sudden, heavy algal growth and can be used to improve HAB forecasts.