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Theoretical size controls of the giant Phaeocystis globosa colonies

Xiao Liu, Walker O. Smith, Kam Tang Orcid Logo, Nhu Hai Doan, Ngoc Lam Nguyen

Ocean Science Journal, Volume: 50, Issue: 2, Pages: 283 - 289

Swansea University Author: Kam Tang Orcid Logo

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DOI (Published version): 10.1007/s12601-015-0025-1

Published in: Ocean Science Journal
Published: 2015
URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa22337
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Item Description: The cosmopolitan phytoplankton species Phaeocystis globosa forms colonies of up to 3 cm in diameter, the largest phytoplankton colony size known in nature. In this paper we combined empirical data and a novel carbon-based model to predict the growth and maximal size of P. globosa colonies.
College: College of Science
Issue: 2
Start Page: 283
End Page: 289