New Paper: Microbial gardening by detritivorous metazoans

[from the INDEEP mailing list]

A new paper on mesopelagic biology and its interaction with the biological carbon pump is now freely available to download from BioEssays:

Mayor DJ, Sanders R, Giering SLC & Anderson TR. (2014). Microbial gardening in the ocean’s twilight zone: Detritivorous metazoans benefit from fragmenting, rather than ingesting, sinking detritus. BioEssays 36: 1132-1137.doi:10.1002/bies.201400100

Further information from Dan Mayor, University of Aberdeen:

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