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- n. A kind of unicellular marine phytoplankton, typically covered in tiny scales or plates composed of carbohydrates and calcium deposits.
He has a specific interest in the haptophyte Phaeocystis antarctica, its morphological forms, and its role in the regional ecology and oceanography.
This is enigmatic since much of the ocean is characterized by seasonal or episodic maxima in haptophyte production Brown and Yoder, 1994.
Moreover, the marine haptophyte Coccolithus pelagicus exhibits membrane excitability that shows remarkably similar kinetics to the Na