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Reference
Reference Type:
publication
Title:
Production of volatile sulfur|compounds during decomposition of algal mats.
Author:
Zinder, S.H. et al.
Year:
1977
Bibliographic source:
Appl. Environ.Microbiol. 34(6):859-860.

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Blue-green algal incubated anaerobically rapidly
produce large amounts of volatile sulfur compounds,
including hydrogen sulfide, methyl mercaptan and dimethyl
sulfide.
The major organic compound is methyl mercaptan.
Light inhibited production of volatile sulfur compounds,
apparently because the algae then produced O2 rendering the
system aerobic.

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