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Minute living organisms and particles of nonliving matter which float in water and contribute to turbidity.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



minute organisms (plankton) that live in the open sea. Seston also includes inorganic and organic particles (detritus) suspended in water, that is, all material that can be caught in a fine plankton net.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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If present, such a process could be linked to a basic default mechanism wherein most particles are accepted, and changes in seston quality and quantity induce rejection (MacDonald & Ward 1994).
For total suspended matter (TSM, mg [L.sup.-1]), as a measure of seston, 0.2-0.6 L of water was passed through a pre-weighed Whatman GF/F filter.
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Feeding physiology of infaunal (Mulinia Edulis) and epifaunal (Mytilus chilensis) bivalves under a wide range of concentrations and qualities of seston. Marine Ecology Progress Series 240: 143-155.
Mandryko et al [2] presents organic-mineral fertilizers containing peat, sapropel, manure, seston, charcoal, brown coal, bone meal and organosilicon compounds.
En lineas generales, los organismos muestran diferencias en su productividad, asociadas principalmente a factores como: la clorofila a, seston organico, temperatura y salinidad [2, 18].
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