Boron and Marine Life: A New Look at an Enigmatic Bioelement

C J Carrano, Stephen Schellenberg, S A Amin, David Green, Frithjof Küpper

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Abstract

On the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the discovery of boron, we review the oceanic biogeochemistry of boron as well as suitable analytical techniques for its determination. This overview includes aspects of biogeochemistry including geochemical stable isotope variations, uptake, transport, storage, nutritional value, toxicity, and distribution within biological materials, providing a framework for discussion of the role of boron in marine organisms, which remains largely enigmatic.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)431-440
Number of pages10
JournalMAR BIOTECHNOL
Volume11
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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Keywords

  • SEAWATER
  • SURFACE OCEAN PH
  • Biotechnology & Applied Microbiology
  • ISOTOPIC COMPOSITION
  • CROSS-LINKING
  • Marine & Freshwater Biology
  • MOLECULAR-ORBITAL CALCULATIONS
  • SEA-WATER
  • BORIC-ACID
  • QUORUM-SENSING SIGNAL
  • B-11 NMR
  • GEOCHEMICAL CYCLE

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Carrano, C. J., Schellenberg, S., Amin, S. A., Green, D., & Küpper, F. (2009). Boron and Marine Life: A New Look at an Enigmatic Bioelement. MAR BIOTECHNOL, 11(4), 431-440. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10126-009-9191-4