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Growth and Grazing Mortality of Pico- and Nano-Phytoplankton and Their Role in the Carbon Export in the Sargasso Sea
Description: The overall goal of this study is to examine the link between growth and grazing rates of pico- and nano-phytoplankton and the carbon export in the Sargasso Sea. The author investigates three aspects: 1) how microzooplankton grazing and physical forcing affect taxon-specific primary productivity in this region, 2) how these microbial trophic dynamics impact their contribution to the export of particulate matter, and 3) how much pico-phytoplankton, specifically the pico-cyanobacteria Synechococcus and Prochlorococcus, contribute to the carbon export. [Source: Arizona State University Digital Repository]
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Source: Arizona State University Digital Repository
Publish Date: 5/1/2016
Reading Level: Expert
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