nanoplankton


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nanoplankton

(năn′ə-plăngk′tən)
n.
Variant of nannoplankton.
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Marx said that the importance of diatoms is linked to their larger size, compared to nanoplankton.
According to studies conducted by Nienhuis and Guerrero-Caballero (1985) during 1980 and 1981 and Garate-Lizarraga and Siqueiros-Beltrones (1998) during 1982-1986, microphytoplankton is the dominant phytoplankton component with nanoplankton representing a minor fraction, except during warmest water periods.
2 liter Van Dorn sampler, and the water filtered through a 10 micron mesh, nanoplankton net.
2-2 [micro]m) and nanoplankton (2-20 [micro]m) in the photic layer of Cuban southern oceanic and coastal waters.
Food resources may be supplemented by uptake of DOM, and capture of smaller nanoplankton and picoplankton.
Species composition and seasonal cycles of phytoplankton with special reference to the nanoplankton of Lake Mikri Prespa.
This led to the creation of the additional category of nanoplankton.
Micro and mesozooplankton grazing on natural pico and nanoplankton in contrasting plankton communities produced by planktivore manipulation and fertilization.
It has been found that ciliates consume about 20% of the standing stock of nanoplankton and almost 100% of the biomass production of bacteria during the growing season.
The size of plankton is also a limitation sampling by VOR, because the size mesh and pico and nanoplankton rarely were collected, so, the community of plankton predominant is microphytoplankton (dinoflagellates, diatoms, cyanobacteria), copepods (zooplankton) and tintinnids (Ciliophora) (Table 2).
Relationships between bacteria and heterotrophic nanoplankton in marine and fresh waters: an inter-ecosystem comparison.