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Photophysiology of the marine cyanobacterium: Ecotypic differences among cultured isolates
Limnology and Oceanography (1999)
  • Lisa R. Moore, University of Southern Maine
  • Sallie W. Chisholm, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Abstract
Cultured isolates of Prochlorococcus from the Mediterranean Sea (MED4) and Sargasso Sea (SS120) have been shown to have dramatically different pigment composition and growth rate responses when grown over a range of irradiances. Moreover, analyses of field populations in the North Atlantic have shown that distinct ecotypes can coexist in the same water column. In this paper, we compare the photophysiology of 10 different Prochlorococcus isolates from diverse oceanographic regimes.
Keywords
  • photophysiology,
  • ecotypic differences
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Publication Date
1999
Publisher Statement
DOI: 10.4319/lo.1999.44.3.0628 http://www.aslo.org/lo/toc/index.html
Citation Information
Lisa R. Moore and Sallie W. Chisholm. "Photophysiology of the marine cyanobacterium: Ecotypic differences among cultured isolates" Limnology and Oceanography Vol. 44 Iss. 3 (1999)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/lisa_moore/8/