Percentage of phytoplankton (including bacteria) grazed per day

Range 25%-100% %
Organism Biosphere
Reference Young KD. The selective value of bacterial shape. Microbiol Mol Biol Rev. 2006 Sep70(3):660-703 DOI: 10.1128/MMBR.00001-06 p.684 right column 2nd paragraphPubMed ID16959965
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Comments P.684 right column 2nd paragraph: "The percentage of phytoplankton (including bacteria) grazed per day is estimated at anywhere from 25 to 100% (primary source), with actual measurements from 27 oceanic locations ranging from 3 to 131% (ref 299)."
Entered by Uri M
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