picoplankton


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picoplankton

(pē′kə-plăngk′tən)
n.
Plankton composed of organisms, chiefly bacteria and small phytoplankton, measuring from 0.2 to 2 micrometers.
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Contribution of prochlorophytes (DIV-a) to the prokaryotic picoplankton pool in coastal waters remained at negligible levels from April 2009 to October 2011 (except November 2010).
A five-year study of autotrophic winter picoplankton in Lake Balaton, Hungary.
Water samples for measuring the abundance of photosynthetic picoplankton smaller than 5 [micro]m by flow cytometry were collected and then frozen at-80[degrees]C.
Phytoplankton in the Barnegat Bay-Little Egg Harbor estuarine system: species composition and picoplankton bloom development.
86] (based on the distribution of species of membrane lipids of the marine picoplankton Crenarchaeota; Schouten et al.
But those who read, An Immunological Approach to Detect Phosphate Stress in Populations and Single Cells of Photosynthetic Picoplankton, felt better for it.
2003) made use of a similar empirical model to force primary production in their trophic model of the eastern tropical Pacific; SST anomalies were correlated to surface chlorophyll concentrations and a forcing function was applied only to the biomass of large phytoplankton due to observations that the biomass of diatoms varies substantially during warm and cold events, whereas picoplankton (i.
Prochlorococcus is a common constituent of the picoplankton across a
This perception changed dramatically in the late 1970s and 1980s with the discovery of photosynthetic picoplankton by scientists at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Analysis of a marine picoplankton community by 16S rRNA gene cloning and sequencing.
Research in the western Indian Ocean suggests that the smallest living organisms in the plankton, the so-called picoplankton, produce relatively high levels of halogens in this region.