microplankton


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microplankton

[′mī·krə‚plaŋk·tən]
(ecology)
Zooplankton between 20 and 200 micrometers in size.
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The smaller plankton, the microplankton, that account for much of the mass of the autotrophic plankton, was retained by the finest nets used, with a theoretical pore size of 40 [micro]m.
Nutrients, and microplankton biomass off the New Zealand South Island north-west coast, January 1982.
All species are filter feeders and many are fan-shaped, a growth form which maximizes contact of feeding surfaces with particles or microplankton entrained in the water column.
High frecuency responses of nanoplankton and microplankton to wind-driven upwelling off northern Chile.
Washington, July 15 (ANI): A team of experts has presented remarkable evidence that single-celled shell-building members of the marine microplankton community may have survived mass extinction by taking refuge on the sea floor.
Planktonic copepods are an important link in marine food webs between microplankton and higher trophic levels.
At all stations, sea water samples were collected from nine depths (0, 5, 10, 15, 20, 30, 40, 60, 80 m) in 4-liter Niskin bottles for determination of temperature and salinity, and for identification and quantification of microplankton (dinoflagellates, copepod eggs, and copepod larvae) as potential larval food.
Sampling limitations in the first work on the Antarctic phytoplankton gave excessive importance to the microplankton, that is to say, organisms greater than 0.
One approach, relating size classes to accessory pigments, estimated that picoplankton contributed 53% (49-57%) of total phytoplankton biomass, while microplankton (20-200 pm) contributed only 6.
and microplankton blooms as causative agents of juvenile oyster disease in Crassostrea virginica (Gmelin).
Detailed analyses of food quality onshore and offshore are in progress, because laboratory experiments with cladocerans from the Lake Monte Alegre showed lower intrinsic rates of population growth (r) and fecundity of Moina micrura and Ceriodaphnia cornuta in the microplankton fraction (> 20 [micro]m) (Fileto et al.