Competition between nitrogen-fixing cyanobacteria during phosphorus-limited growth

  • (Pim) De Nobel W
  • Staats N
  • Mur L
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Abstract

The phosphorus-limited growth of cultures of the nitrogen-fixing cyanobacteria Aphanizomenon and Anabaena was investigated. In conditions of nutnent and light excess Anabaena has a competitive advantage. The lower the light intensity conditions at which Aphanizomenon populations dominate are indicated for future study. © 1995, International Association on Water Quality. All rights reserved.

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  • Anabaena
  • Aphanizomenon
  • competition
  • continuous culture
  • cyanobactetia
  • nitrogen fixation
  • phosphorus-limited growth

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Authors

  • W. T. (Pim) De Nobel

  • N. Staats

  • L. R. Mur

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