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Coastal water primary producers algae cyanobacteria

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Unformatted text preview: nks_of_Newfoundland Level of Chlorophyll June 2007 – June 2008 7 hPp://www.seos- project.eu/modules/<meseries/<meseries- c06- p02.html Open ocean •  Bulk of primary produc<vity comes from prochlorophytes, <ny phototrophs phylogene<cally related to cyanobacteria: Prochlorococcus. •  General adapta<ons seen in pelagic (open ocean) microorganisms: –  Reduced size (high surface/volume ra<o) –  High affinity transport systems •  Trichodesmium à༎ –  Filamentous cyanobacteria –  Contains phycobilins –  Nitrogen fixa<on 8 Brock Biology of Microorganisms, 13th Edi<on. Coastal water •  Primary producers: algae, cyanobacteria •  Produc<vity is usually higher due to the influx of nutrients from rivers and other polluted water sources (ex: agricultural runoff = exces...
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