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Three water bodies of contrasting trophic status located at Hope Bay (Antarctic Peninsula) were studied during the summer of 1999, analysing all of their planktonic communities (zooplankton, phytoplankton and bacterioplankton) and their main limnological features. Important differences associated...
Some species of cyanobacteria form resting stages at the sediment surface when environmental conditions become unfavourable. As conditions turn more favourable, these resting stages hatch to the water phase, where the cells grow, reproduce, and sometimes form blooms. Since blooms of cyanobacteria...
Bacterial growth efficiency (BGE) is generally related to the trophic status of marine systems, with values as low as 0.15 or less associated with the most nutrient-depleted areas. A simple steady-state model is used to examine whether the observed ratio of bacterial to primary production (BP:PP)...