Global cyanobacterial wet biomass

Value 1 trillion kg
Organism Cyanobacteria
Reference Garcia-Pichel, Ferran Belnap, Jayne Neuer, Susanne Schanz, Ferdinand Estimates of global cyanobacterial biomass and its distribution Algological Studies, Volume 109, Number 1, August 2003, pp. 213-227(15) link abstract
Comments Abstract: "(Investigators’) conservative estimates, which did not include some potentially significant biomass reservoirs such as polar and subarctic areas, topsoils in subhumid climates, and shallow marine and freshwater benthos, indicate that the total global cyanobacterial biomass is in the order of 3×10^14 gC, surpassing a thousand million metric tons (10^15 g) of wet biomass."
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