Contribution of Synechococcus and Prochlorococcus genera to primary production in oligotrophic oceans located between 40°N and 40°S

Range 30 – 80 %
Organism Cyanobacteria
Reference Price GD, Badger MR, Woodger FJ, Long BM. Advances in understanding the cyanobacterial CO2-concentrating-mechanism (CCM): functional components, Ci transporters, diversity, genetic regulation and prospects for engineering into plants. J Exp Bot. 2008 59(7):1441-61 p.1442 right column 3rd paragraphPubMed ID17578868
Primary Source Liu HB, Nolla HA, Campbell L. 1997. Prochlorococcus growth rate and contribution to primary production in the equatorial and subtropical North Pacific Ocean. Aquatic Microbiology and Ecology 12, 39–47.
Comments " oligotrophic oceans located between 40°N and 40°S, photosynthetic CO2 fixation is dominated by marine cyanobacteria of the Synechococcus and Prochlorococcus genera, and together these species have been estimated to contribute 30–80% of primary production (primary source)."
Entered by Uri M
ID 109896