The Redfield ratio - carbon/nitrogen/phosphorus (C/N/P) ratio in marine plankton (and organic marine detritus)

Range 106/16/1 carbon/nitrogen/phosphorus
Organism Various
Reference Jover LF, Effler TC, Buchan A, Wilhelm SW, Weitz JS. The elemental composition of virus particles: implications for marine biogeochemical cycles. Nat Rev Microbiol. 2014 Jul12(7):519-28. doi: 10.1038/nrmicro3289. p.520 left columnPubMed ID24931044
Primary Source [14] Redfield, A. C. Ketchum, B. H., & Richards, F. A. in The composition of seawater. Comparative and descriptive oceanography. The sea: ideas and observations on progress in the study of the seas. (Ed. Hill, M. N.) Vol. 2, 26–77 (Interscience Publishers,1963).
Comments P.519 right column bottom paragraph: "The baseline for studies of the elemental stoichiometry of marine microorganisms was established more than 60 years ago by Alfred Redfield, who estimated that marine plankton (and organic marine detritus) have a carbon/nitrogen/phosphorus (C/N/P) ratio of 106/16/1 (primary source 14). The Redfield ratio remains the foundation for studies of the elemental composition of marine microorganisms and organic matter, particularly in the deep oceans [refs 4,15]."
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