Fraction of primary production carried out by anoxygenic photoautotrophs in some present day stratified lakes

Range ≤83 %
Organism Biosphere
Reference Johnston DT, Wolfe-Simon F, Pearson A, Knoll AH. Anoxygenic photosynthesis modulated Proterozoic oxygen and sustained Earth's middle age. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009 Oct 6 106(40):16925-9. doi: 10.1073/pnas.0909248106 p.16925 right column 2nd paragraphPubMed ID19805080
Primary Source Van Gemenden H, Mas J (1995) in Anoxygenic Photosynthetic Bacteria, eds Blankenship RE, Madigan MT, Bauer C (Springer-Verlag, New York, NY), pp 49–85.
Comments "In some present day stratified lakes, which often contain shallow chemoclines, anoxygenic photoautotrophs can dominate primary production (up to 83%) (primary source)."
Entered by Uri M
ID 110482