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picophytoplankton

Definitions

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  • n. photosynthetic picoplankton

Etymologies

pico- +‎ phytoplankton (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Cyanobacteria belong to the 'picophytoplankton', the tiniest phytoplankton.

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  • Microminas and other picoeukaryotes account for only a quarter of picophytoplankton cells -- plankton performing photosynthesis -- but were responsible for three-quarters of net carbon production in a Pacific Ocean sampling, Worden and her fellow researchers showed in previous studies.

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  • Micromonas comprised, on average, only a quarter of the picophytoplankton cells in a Pacific Ocean sampling, but were responsible for three-quarters of the net carbon production.

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  • In previous studies, Worden and her colleagues showed that picoeukaryotes such as Micromonas comprised, on average, only a quarter of the picophytoplankton cells in a Pacific Ocean sampling, but were responsible for three-quarters of the net carbon production.

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  • Microminas and other picoeukaryotes account for only a quarter of picophytoplankton cells

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  • The aim of this project is to better understand and quantify the role of the microbial loop mediated by picophytoplankton in the oceanic biogeochemical cycles.

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  • Because of their small size, picophytoplankton grow well at low nutrient and low light conditions, and have faster turnover rates than other phytoplankton.

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  • In contrast to most phytoplankton, picophytoplankton activity contributes little to the sinking flux of organic matter from the surface to the deep ocean, which reduces atmospheric CO2.

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