Minimum iron requirements of marine phytoplankton and the implications for the biogeochemical control of new production

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Abstract

The Fe:PO4 ratio at which nutrient limitation of final cell yield shifts from one nutrient to the other was determined for 22 species of marine phytoplankton. Because some phytoplankton species have adaptations that reduce their dependence on combined N and Fe but not on P, it is concluded that PO4 is the ultimate limiting nutrient of new production of organic C on a geochemical and evolutionary time scale, even though N and Fe are important growth rate-limiting nutrients on an ecological time scale. -from Author

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLimnology & Oceanography
Pages1756-1771
Number of pages16
Volume36
Edition8
StatePublished - Dec 1 1991

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Minimum iron requirements of marine phytoplankton and the implications for the biogeochemical control of new production. / Brand, Larry E.

Limnology & Oceanography. Vol. 36 8. ed. 1991. p. 1756-1771.

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