Adenine Metabolism and Nucleic Acid Synthesis: Applications to Microbiological Oceanography
Marine microbial ecology is currently one of the least developed areas of microbiological research. This situation has been, in part, due to the limited availability of methods for evaluating the in situ rates of metabolism and growth of naturally occurring microbial populations. In fact, it may be fair to state that our present understanding of the integrated functioning of marine ecosystems is methods limited. A period of rapid advance in our understanding of microbiological oceanographic processes following the successful development and application of each new experimental approach, is evidence of this limitation.
KeywordsSalvage Pathway Nucleic Acid Synthesis Northeast Pacific Ocean Nucleic Acid Precursor Cellular Nucleotide
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