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The Redfield ratio - carbon/nitrogen/phosphorus (C/N/P) ratio in marine plankton (and organic marine detritus) Various 106/16/1 carbon/nitrogen/phosphorus 112423 Jover LF, Effler TC, Buchan A...
Contribution of metazooplankton to respiration in the ocean (highly variable, depending on the oceanic region, productivity, depth, and method of estimation) Biosphere <1% - >50 % of respiration 115387 del Giorgio PA, Duarte...
Ratio of carbon to phosphorus in phytoplankton Biosphere 106 Unitless 100589 Arrigo, K.R., Marine...
Ratio of nitrogen to phosphorus in phytoplankton Biosphere 16 unitless 100590 Arrigo, K.R., Marine...
16S rRNA gene sequences derived from marine sponges compared with those from marine bacterioplankton Various Figure - link % 113280 Hentschel, U., Usher...
Volume of dinoflagellate species analyzed Protists 180 to 279,000 Table - link μm^3 107971 Susanne Menden-Deuer...
Cell radii representative for marine diatoms Diatoms 5 to 50 μm 108712 Dieter A. Wolf-Gladrow...
Fraction of ocean net primary productivity that cyanobacteria could be responsible for Biosphere ~25 % 112104 Flombaum P et al., Present...
Life cycle in culture Ostreococcus tauri virus OtV5 latent period 8h: cell lysis 12–16 h post-inoculation h 113515 Weynberg KD, Allen MJ...
Winter-summer differences expressed across lakes (chlorophyll a, dissolved organic carbon, nitrogen & phosphorus) Biosphere Table - link N/A 113520 Hampton SE et al., Ecology...
Fraction of oceanic primary production that is open ocean production Biosphere >80 % of oceanic primary production 115375 del Giorgio PA, Duarte...
Variation in chlorophyll-specific absorption at 440 nm that can be attributed to pigment composition effects Phytoplankton 14 to 42 % 107395 Steven E. Lohrenz, Alan...
Fraction of the world’s photosynthetic activity that is accounted for by the phytoplankton component of marine microbes Biosphere ~50 % 113510 Weynberg KD, Allen MJ...
Diameter of icosahedral caspid Micromonas pusilla virus MPv ~120 nm 113512 Weynberg KD, Allen MJ...
Fraction of genome that is of horizontal gene transfer (HGT) origin Green algae Bathycoccus prasinos ~5 % 113514 Weynberg KD, Allen MJ...
Carbon:cell volume ratios determined from carbon measurements in bacterial cultures or in size-fractionated natural bacterial assemblages bacteria (Bjørnsen 1986) 354 mg C/ml: (Lee and Fuhrman 1987) 380 mg C/ml: (Bratbak 1985) 560 mg C/ml 115334 Meinhard Simon, Farooq Azam...
Ratio of Nitrate and phosphate in ocean Biosphere 15 N atoms/1 P atom 104780 L. A. Codispoti, An oceanic...
Minimum DNA content in cyanobacteria and eukaryotic photolithotrophs Various 2.1 cyanobacteria: 44 eukaryotic photolithotrophs fg/cell 107094 John A.Raven, Why are...
Fraction of cell fresh and dry weight accounted for by the plasmalemma Various Table - link Unitless 107096 John A.Raven, Why are...
Fraction of carbon content that is chlorophyll during exponential growth Phytoplankton 3.03 (1.22 to 6.08) % 107381 Bo Riemann, Peter Simonsen...