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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Elizabeth B. Kujawinski

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Publications
»Using stable isotope probing to characterize differences between free-living and sediment-associated microorganisms in the subsurface.
»DOM in Lake Superior
»Deepwater Horizon hydrocarbons in the marine environment
»Microbes and marine DOM, Ann. Rev. Mar. Sci. 2011
»Greenland ice sheet outlet glacier: Insights from a new isotope-mixing model
»Groundwater DOM, GCA 2011
»Dispersants & DWH, ES&T 2011
»FT-MS variability in DOM, Org Geochem 2010
»Predatory Flavobacteria, FEMS Microb Ecol 2010
»Greenland Ice Sheet DOM, GCA 2010
»Protozoa and bacteria in aquifers, FEMS Microb Ecol, 2009
»Source markers in DOM, GCA 2009
»Automated data analysis, Anal. Chem. 2006
»Marine DOM and ESI FT-ICR MS; Marine Chem 2004
»DOM extraction by C18; Org. Geochem. 2003
»Black carbon by ESI FT-ICR MS; ES&T 2004
»ESI FT-ICR MS review; Env. Forensics 2002
»Marine protozoan surfactants; Marine Chem. 2002
»ESI MS and NOM; Org. Geochem. 2002
»ESI FT-ICR MS & humic acids; Anal. Chem. 2002
»Protozoan DOM & PCBs; ES&T 2001
»Protozoa & Fe, Th, C; Aquat. Microb. Ecol. 2001
»PCB uptake by protozoa; AEM 2000


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M. C. Kido Soule, K. Longnecker, S. J. Giovannoni and E. B. Kujawinski, Impact of instrument and experiment parameters on reproducibility of ultrahigh resolution ESI FT-ICR mass spectra of natural organic matter, Organic Geochemistry, 41:725-733. 2010

Natural dissolved organic matter (OM) is a complex heterogeneous mixture of compounds that have defied traditional characterization using standard analytical methods. Electrospray ionization mass spectrometry, particularly in ultrahigh resolution mode, provides a new platform for compositional assessment of this important pool of the Earth's reduced carbon. Here, we propose a framework for optimization of instrument and experiment parameters for high quality data acquisition using Fourier-transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry (FT-ICR-MS). We report the impact of these parameters on reproducibility of peak detection and repeatability of peak height in replicate injections of Suwannee River fulvic acid (FA), a common terrestrial OM standard. In addition, we examine the variability in peak detection and peak heigh among different types of experimental replicates of dissolved OM derived from laboratory cultures of Candidatus Pelagibacter ubique, a ubiquitous marine alpha-proteobacterium. A reprint is available from Organic Geochemistry here.


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