Average depth-integrated abundance

Range ~2×10^9 cells/cm^2
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.41 right column bottom paragraph
Primary Source Campbell L, Vaulot D (1993) Photosynthetic picoplankton community structure in the subtropical North Pacific Ocean near Hawaii (station ALOHA). Deep Sea Res 40 2043-2060 doi:10.1016/0967-0637(93)90044-4
Comments p.41 right column bottom paragraph:"Prochlorococcus dominates the picophytoplankton biomass with an average depth-integrated abundance of about 2×10^9 cells/cm^2 (primary source) that varies 2-fold annually with a maximum in summer which usually coincides with a deeper nitracline and shallower mixed layer (Campbell et al. 1996)."
Entered by Uri M
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