Novel Phytoplankton Blooms

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Published by means of the yankee Geophysical Union as a part of the Coastal and Estuarine stories Series.

A great phytoplankton bloom, in the neighborhood termed "brown tide", all at once seemed in ny marine bays in 1985, coloured the water a gloomy brown, decimated eelgrass beds and prompted catastrophic hunger and recruitment failure of commercially vital bay scallop populations. those "brown tide" blooms, attributable to a really small, formerly undescribed chrysophyte alga, have at once affected the estuarine environments of 3 northeastern American states: Rhode Island, manhattan and New Jersey.

different phytoplankton blooms similar to "red tides" as a result of dinoflagellates and "green tides" from chlorophytes in addition to blue-green algae blooms have lengthy been well-known and studied worldwide, in spite of the fact that, the bizarre nature of those "brown tide" blooms stuck the curiosity of many of us. Scientists have been relatively intrigued through the invention of a formerly unknown microalga which supplied the chance to profit extra approximately small microalgae, picoplankters, that are often missed as a result of the hassle in choosing species.


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1979. Chroococcoid cyanobacteria in the sea: a ubiquitous and diverse phototrophic biomass. Limnol. Oceanogr. 24: 928-935. W. McN. Sieburth. 1982. In-situ morphology and occurrence of eucaryotic phototrophs of bacterial size in the picoplankton of estuarine and oceanic waters. J. Phycol. 18: 318-327. , J. McN. E. Hargraves. 1988. Ultrastructure and ecology of Calycomonas ovalis Wulff, 1919, (Chrysophyceae) and its redescription as a testate rhizopod, Paulinello olvalis n. comb. (Filosea: Euglyphina).

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Transferred from Springer-Verlag in June 1992. Coastal and Estuarine Studies Novel Phytoplankton Blooms Vol. 35 47 TABLE 3. CROSS REACTIONS AMONG MAJOR GROUPS* Clone BACILLARIOPHYCEAE Thalassiosira oceanica (13-1) Cylindrotheca closterium (WT5) CHLOROPHYCEAE Dunaliella Certiolecta (DUN) Antlsera directed against PELA 3C 048-23 DW-8 13-1 DUN + - - - + - - - - CHRYSOPHYCEAE Pelagococcus subviridis (PELA) Aureococcus anophagefferens CRYPTOPHYCEAE Chroomonas salina (3C) CYANOBACTERIA Synechococcus WH7803 WH5701 DINOPHYCEAE Gonyaulax tamarensis (GT429) Gyrodinium sp.

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