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nanoplankton

[¦nan·ō′plaŋk·tən]
(biology)
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At this station the proportion of microplankton was the highest (Figure 2(b)), while at stations 5 and 6 the proportion of nanoplankton increased.
Later study showed ostracods, diatoms, and nanoplankton were also present (7).
Planktic foraminifera and calcareous nanoplankton biostratigraphy of the Neogene of Mexico.
The tintinnids are shelled cells that are very diverse but all fill a niche in the pelagic ecosystem as grazers near the base of the food web feeding on nanoplankton, for the most part.
They feed on nanoplankton and other small particles, but cladocerans often show dominance over rotifers due to their large body sizes and other factors [43].
(16.) Palmer CM and Maloney TE: A new counting slide for nanoplankton. Am.
Marx and Uhen measured the abundance of two different types of algae: nanoplankton and diatoms, which are key "primary producers" of the ocean - converting sunlight into food.
The predominant Pelagostrombidium species feeds on nanoplankton. In 2002 the bacterivorous Scuticociliatida were dominant in both the epilimnion and hypolimnion.
The BMLC is a region of high primary productivity throughout the year, with maximum reported microphytoplankton densities of 1,500,000 cells/liter and maximum reported nanoplankton densities of 791,760 cells/liter (Alvarez-Borrego et al.
Monthly Analyses of Nanoplankton Algal Communities of a Bog Dystrophic Lake.