Culture of Marine Invertebrate Animals

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Culture of Phytoplankton for Feeding Marine Invertebrates

  • Robert R. L. GuillardAffiliated withBiology Department, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

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These pages describe relatively simple and reliable methods for the culture of marine phytoplankton species useful for feeding marine invertebrates. The methods suffice for the most fastidious algae now routinely cultivable, and simplifications indicated for less demanding species are easily made; for example, omission of silicate for plants other than diatoms. Certain modifications of techniques, ancillary methods, and precautions will be treated briefly because questions often arise concerning them, but documentation will be minimal and hopefully restricted to publications readily available.