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Ratio of nitrogen to phosphorus in phytoplankton Biosphere 16 unitless 100590 Arrigo, K.R., Marine...
P:N ratio by mass in marine phytoplankton Various 0.04 to 0.3 Unitless 107191 Karpinets TV, Greenwood DJ...
Coastal benthic net primary productivity phytoplankton ~1 PgC/year 109979 Raven JA. Rubisco: still...
Ratio of silicon to phosphorus in diatom phytoplankton Diatoms 15 unitless 100591 Mark A. Brzezinski The...
Cellular Iron:Carbon (Fe:C) molar ratio phytoplankton ~10^-3 - 10^-6 unitless 111708 Galbraith ED, Martiny...
Calculated densities of marine phytoplankton cells Various Table - link N/A 105168 Richard W. Eppley, Robert...
Near-surface phytoplankton chlorophyll concentration in ocean Biosphere 0.19 mg / m^3 102941 Field CB, Behrenfeld MJ...
global iron assimilated by phytoplankton in open ocean Biosphere 6.7e+11 gram/year 100785 Fung, I.Y., S.K. Meyn...
Typical carbon biomass in phytoplankton in the oceans Biosphere 0.25-0.65 Pg 100817 Aquatic photosynthesis...
CO2 concentration at the site of fixation by the enzyme Rubisco at different stages of phytoplankton bloom Diatoms 60-135μM during and at the beginning of the bloom: 28-45μM during the peak of the bloom: 45μM afterwards μM 116829 Kranz SA, Young JN, Hopkinson...
Fraction of phytoplankton (that contribute approximately half of the global productivity) mass out of total mass in photosynthetic organisms worldwide Biosphere <0.5 % 113987 Kaplan A. Cyanophages:...
Percent of photosynthetically active solar radiation incident on ocean absorbed by phytoplankton Biosphere 7 Percent 102944 Field CB, Behrenfeld MJ...
Elemental ratios (molar C:N, C:P, and N:P) for marine phytoplankton cultures, bacteria, and particulate organic matter Various Table - link N/A 108793 S. Bertilsson, O. Berglund...
Fraction of the world’s photosynthetic activity that is accounted for by the phytoplankton component of marine microbes Biosphere ~50 % 113510 Weynberg KD, Allen MJ...
Annual amount of carbon fixed from carbon dioxide into organic form by ocean phytoplankton Biosphere 45-60 Pg/yr 101684 Kiang et al. Spectral...
percent of atmospheric carbon fixed by each land plants and phytoplankton per year Biosphere 6-8 percent per year 101685 Kiang et al. Spectral...
Concentrations of nutrients giving half maximum growth rate of various marine phytoplankton organisms Various Table - link N/A 106500 Skirrow G (1975) In Riley JP...
Photosynthetic absorption cross-section area for AAP [aerobic anoxygenic phototrophic] bacteria, oxygenic photosynthetic phytoplankton and bacteriorhodopsin measured at the indicated wavelength bacteria Table - link N/A 111298 Kirchman DL, Hanson TE....
Turnover time of plant organic matter in the oceans Biosphere 2-6 days 102947 Field CB, Behrenfeld MJ...
Affinity of RuBisCO to CO2 Diatoms at 20˚C ~50µM: at 0˚C ~15 µM 116832 Kranz SA, Young JN, Hopkinson...