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Swan, HB, Jones, GB & Deschaseaux, E 2012, 'Dimethylsulfide, climate and coral reef ecosystems', in D Yellowlees & TP Hughes (eds), Proceedings of the 12th International Coral Reef Symposium, Cairns, Qld., 9-13 July, James Cook University, Townsville, Qld. ISBN: 9780980857252

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Dimethylsulfide (DMS) is the major biogenic source of atmospheric sulfur and is mainly derived from dimethylsulfoniopropionate (DMSP) produced by oceanic phytoplankton, marine algae and endosymbiont zooxanthellae in reef-building corals. Although coral reefs occupy