Fraction of global primary production contributed by lakes and intertidal saltmarshes harboring anoxygenic phototrophic bacteria

Value 4 %
Organism Biosphere
Reference Jorg Overmann and Ferran Garcia-Pichel, The Phototrophic Way of Life, Prokaryotes (2006) 2:32–85 chapter 1.3, edited by Stanley Falkow, Eugene Rosenberg, Karl-Heinz Schleifer, Erko Stackebrandt DOI: 10.1007/0-387-30742-7_3 p.32 right column bottom paragraph
Primary Source Whittaker, R. H., Likens, G. E. 1975. The biosphere and man. In: Lieth H, Whittaker RH (Eds.) Primary productivity of the biosphere. Springer. New York, 305–328.
Comments P.32 right column bottom paragraph: "Today, the significance of anoxygenic photosynthesis for global carbon fixation is limited for two reasons. On the one hand, phototrophic sulfur bacteria (the dominant anoxygenic phototrophs in natural ecosystems) form dense accumulations only in certain lacustrine environments and in intertidal sandflats. The fraction of lakes and intertidal salt marshes that harbor anoxygenic phototrophic bacteria is unknown, but these ecosystems altogether contribute only 4% to global primary production (primary source)."
Entered by Uri M
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