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Jellyfish Lake, Palau: early diagenesis of organic matter in sediments of an anoxic marine lake

Limnology and Oceanography

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Abstract

The major postdepositional change in the sedimentary organic matter is carbohydrate biodegradation. Lignin and aliphatic substances are preserved in the sediments. Dissolved organic matter in pore waters is primarily composed of carbohydrates, reflecting the degradation of sedimentary carbohydrates. Rate constants for organic carbon degradation and sulfate reduction in sediments of the lake are about 10?? lower than in other anoxic sediments. This may reflect the vascular plant source and partly degraded nature of the organic matter reaching the sediments of the lake. -from Authors

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Jellyfish Lake, Palau: early diagenesis of organic matter in sediments of an anoxic marine lake
Series title:
Limnology and Oceanography
Volume
36
Issue:
3
Year Published:
1991
Language:
English
Publisher:
American Society of Limnology and Oceanography
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
526
Last page:
543
Number of Pages:
18