Fraction of aquatic primary productivity that is from anoxygenic photosynthesis

Value 0.1 %
Organism Biosphere
Reference John A. Raven Functional evolution of photochemical energy transformations in oxygen-producing organisms, Functional Plant Biology, 2009, 36, 505–515 p.505 left column bottom paragraph
Primary Source Raven JA (2009) Contributions of anoxygenic and oxygenic phototrophy and chemolithotrophy to carbon and oxygen fluxes in aquatic environments. Aquatic Microbial Ecology, in press.
Comments Anoxygenic photosynthesis only accounts for ~0.1% of aquatic primary productivity, and 0.05% of total primary productivity, on Earth today (Raven 2009). See BNID 105040
Entered by Uri M
ID 105039