New paper on the diversity of bacterioplankton in the Kuroshio. Deep-Sea Res. I.
Liu, A. C. H., Chang, F. H., Yang, J. W. Saito, H., Umezawa, Y., Chen, C. C., Jan, S., Hsieh, C. H. Free-living marine bacterioplankton composition and diversity along the Kuroshio region. Deep-Sea. Research I. 183. 103741 (2022).
•Bacterial richness and Shannon diversity decrease along the Kuroshio.
•Compositional changes of bacteria along the Kuroshio are influenced by phosphate in the DCM layer but not in the surface.
•The first study investigating diversity and compositional changes of bacteria along the Kuroshio.