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phytoplankton

(fī″tō-plănk′tŏn) [″ + planktos, wandering]
Plant life consisting of the millions of microscopic organisms present in each cubic meter of sea water near the surface.

phytoplankton

that part of the plankton made up of plant life. Compare ZOOPLANKTON.

phytoplankton

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These vital cues from the phytoplanktonic inhabitants of Lake Surinsar can invariably help in the restoration strategies of this imperative wetland.
Detritus derived from the surrounding tidal marshes and upland watershed, as well as unlabeled, older (pre-6 August) phytoplanktonic detritus, were likely to have been the principal non-labeled organic matter sources in the food web.
Cond: conductivity, DO: dissolved oxygen, DIN: dissolved inorganic nitrogen, SRP: soluble reactive phosphorus, Kd PAR: vertical diffuse attenuation coefficients for PAR, phyto Chl a: phytoplanktonic chlorophyll-a .
gigas (Thunberg 1793) underwent a second cycle of sexual maturation associated with a phytoplanktonic bloom in late summer and early autumn (Ruiz at al.
Limnological characteristics and seasonal changes in density and diversity of the phytoplanktonic community at the Caco pond, Maranhao state, Brazil.
blakei can develop all the way to metamorphosis with conventional phytoplanktonic food, it seems plausible that the larvae simply feed on larger phytoplankton cells or seston particles sinking to the depths where larvae reside.
Current research on Great Lakes coastal wetlands use a variety of biological indicators to assess wetland ecosystem health, including primary producer communities (Brazner and others 2007) and benthic, periphytic and phytoplanktonic algal biomass (McNair and Chow-Frazier 2003).
While terrestrial production was indeed high in the oasis sites, there was no significant difference between the two zones with respect to Chla, our proxy for autochthonous phytoplanktonic production (mea[n.
Effects of enrichment on the summer surface phytoplanktonic community in a stratified tropical lake (Lake Donm Helvecio-Parque Florestal do Rio Doce, Minas Gerais) Revista Brasileira de Biologia 46: 231-237.
Physiological responses of two marine phytoplanktonic species to copper and mercury.
One complexity that may prove important is the reality that suspended particulate matter in pelagic ecosystems is comprised of more than just phytoplanktonic algae, containing considerable quantities of both bacteria and detritus.