A comparison of Prochlorococcus cell concentration, growth and mortality rates, carbon production and contribution to the total primary production

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Organism Cyanobacteria Prochlorococcus spp.
Reference Liu, H.B. Nolla, H.A. Campbell, L. Prochlorococcus growth rate and contribution to primary production in the equatorial and subtropical North Pacific Ocean. Aquat. Microb. Ecol. 1997, 12, 39–47. DOI 10.3354/ame012039 p.42 Table 1
Primary Source See note beneath table
Comments P.43 left column top paragraph:"The integrated growth rates for the upper 150 m of the water column were quite similar at all locations (Table 1) and corresponded to previous estimates at 140˚ W (Vaulot et al. 1995, Binder et al. 1996). Together, high growth rate and abundance in these oligotrophic waters (Table 1) imply that Prochlorococcus was not nutrient-limited at the oligotrophic W-EqPac Station or at Station ALOHA." P.45 right column 3rd paragraph:"Evidence to suggest that Station ALOHA in the subtropical North Pacific gyre is more oligotrophic than W-EqPac is based on nutrient and primary production data. First, the nitracline, which is defined as the shallowest depth of first appearance of 0.1µM N02+N03, is deeper at Station ALOHA than at WEqPac (Table 1). Second, the depth-integrated N02+N03 in the upper 150 m of the water column was 57µmol/cm^2 at W-EqPac, but only 2.8 to 5.3µmol/cm^2 at Station ALOHA. Third, the depth-integrated chlorophyll concentration and primary production at WEqPac was higher than that at Station ALOHA (Table 1)."
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