Marx said that the importance of diatoms is linked to their larger size, compared to nanoplankton
The predominant species (Rimostrombidium spp.) is a 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.
Quantitative samples were collected with a 2.2 liter Van Dorn sampler, and the water filtered through a 10 micron mesh, nanoplankton
Phytoplankton were counted using a Palmer-Malone Nanoplankton
Counting Chamber at 400x and identified to genus.
Their unique filter-feeding strategy, which involves repetitive production of elaborately structured houses, allows them to capture a wide range of particle sizes, including pico- and nanoplankton
(0.2-20 [micro]m) (Flood and Deibel, 1998; Fernandez et al., 2004).
Similarly, a reduction in the upwelling of cool, nutrient-rich waters during an El Nino event has also been linked to changes in the phytoplankton community in northern Chile, from the typical diatom-dominated phytoplankton to pico-(0,7-2,0 [micro]m) and nanoplankton
(2,0-22,0[micro]m) dominated (Iriarte and Gonzalez, 2004).
Abstract: We measured the vertical and seasonal distribution of picoplankton (0.2-2 [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
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
. Techniques for fixing the materials in the best conditions for observation, as well as collection techniques, have improved.
Micro and mesozooplankton grazing on natural pico and nanoplankton
in contrasting plankton communities produced by planktivore manipulation and fertilization.