Assimilation rate of bacterioplankton biomass by small-size algae in the North Atlantic Ocean

Range 0.12-0.38 bacterioplankton cells per protist cell per hour
Organism Small (~2um) photosynthetic protists
Reference MV Zubkov & GA Tarran 2008. High bacterivory by the smallest phytoplankton in the North Atlantic Ocean. Nature 455(7210):224-6 doi: 10.1038/nature07236PubMed ID18690208
Method Determination of the proportion of radioisotop-labeled bacterioplankton biomass which was assimilated by protists
Comments p. 224 the right column the third paragraph Fig. 1a, p225
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