nanoplankton


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nanoplankton

[¦nan·ō′plaŋk·tən]
(biology)
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Marx said that the importance of diatoms is linked to their larger size, compared to nanoplankton.
According to studies conducted by Nienhuis and Guerrero-Caballero (1985) during 1980 and 1981 and Garate-Lizarraga and Siqueiros-Beltrones (1998) during 1982-1986, microphytoplankton is the dominant phytoplankton component with nanoplankton representing a minor fraction, except during warmest water periods.