Have we overlooked the importance of small phytoplankton in productive waters?

  • Carrick H
  • Schelske C
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Abstract

The idea that phytoplankton size structure increases with elevated nutrient content in lakes may be inaccurate because phototrophic picoplankton (Ppico) abundance was not accounted for in studies that originally described this phenomenon. The biomass, composition, and production of an entire phytoplankton community was evaluated in hypereutrophic Lake Apopka, Florida (avg chlorophyll = 105 mu g liter(-1), n = 20) for 1 yr. Ppico cell abundances commonly exceed 10(7) cells ml(-1), and size-fractionated chlorophyll (

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  • Hunter J. Carrick

  • Claire L. Schelske

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