Paper - Pinal Patel TA Joseph LaMattina Higher CO2 levels...

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Pinal Patel TA: Joseph LaMattina October 13, 2010 Higher CO 2 levels expected to affect phytoplankton The biotic organism of ocean has a high economic value and it is estimated at approximately 21 trillion per year for it can be generally used as a food, recreation and can also use for the reduction of the greenhouse gases etc. Phytoplankton are the minute creatures which are found in the deep sea it accounts for the 50% of overall oxygen production by plants, by taking the carbon dioxide in the presence of sunlight with the help of chlorophyll molecules it produces oxygen and also food material for the consumers it will definitely benefit for the lives in the earth (Beardall et al., 2009). Phytoplankton is very small free-floating plants and animals in the sea or in lakes, usually near the surface. The phytoplankton has chlorophyll to capture sunlight and use photosynthesis to turn it into chemical energy. They consume carbon dioxide, and release oxygen. They are responsible for the much of the oxygen on the Earth and also half of the photosynthesis activity. Phytoplankton growth depends on the availability of carbon dioxide, sunlight, and nutrients. The
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This note was uploaded on 01/16/2011 for the course BIO 1107 taught by Professor Devartanian during the Spring '08 term at UGA.

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Paper - Pinal Patel TA Joseph LaMattina Higher CO2 levels...

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