Estimates of global cyanobacterial biomass and its distribution

Estimates of global cyanobacterial biomass and its distribution

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Estimates of global cyanobacterial biomass and its distribution By F ERRAN G ARCIA -P ICHEL 1 , J AYNE B ELNAP 2 , S USANNE N EUER 3 and F ERDINAND S CHANZ 4 1 Arizona State University, Department of Microbiology, Tempe, Arizona, USA 2 Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center, USGS, Moab, Utah, USA 3 Arizona State University, Department of Biology, Tempe, Arizona, USA 4 University of Zürich, Institute of Plant Biology, Limnological Station, Zürich, Switzerland With 7 tables in the text Abstract: We estimated global cyanobacterial biomass in the main reservoirs of cyanobacteria on Earth: marine and freshwater plankton, arid land soil crusts, and endoliths. Estimates were based on typical population density values as measured during our research, or as obtained from literature surveys, which were then coupled with data on global geographical area coverage. Among the marine plankton, the global biomass of Prochlorococcus reaches 120 x 10 12 grams of carbon (g C), and that of Synechoccus
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