JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2020

Presentation information

[J] Poster

A (Atmospheric and Hydrospheric Sciences ) » A-OS Ocean Sciences & Ocean Environment

[A-OS27] Chemical and Biological Oceanography

convener:Kazuhiro Misumi(Environmental Science Research Laboratory, Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry), Sayaka Yasunaka(Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology)

[AOS27-P05] pH measurement of transparent exoplymeric particles secreted by oceanic diatoms

*Tasuku Akagi1, Rin Ito2, Takeshi Ishihara3 (1.Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Kyushu University, 2.Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Faculty of Sciences, Kyushu University, 3.Department of Biology, Kyushu University)

Keywords:diatom, transparent exopolymer particles, pH

The benefitial roles of transparent exopolymer particles (TEP) to secreting diatoms are open to question. TEP are known to be secreted in a greater amount when the nutrient condition is poorer. They are more viscous at deficient nutrient conditions. In this study we measured pH of TEP using flourescent indicators under a microscope. pH of TEP attached to living diatoms was found very low, whereas that from isolated TEP was moderate. In the presentation, the peripheral observation using microscopes, which seems relevant to physilogical roles of diatomaceous TEP will also be shown and discussed.