Phosphatase Activities in Lake Kinneret Phytoplankton

  • David Wynne
  • Bina Kaplan
  • Thomas Berman
Part of the Brock/Springer Series in Contemporary Bioscience book series (BROCK/SPRINGER)

Abstract

Aquatic microorganisms (phytoplankton, bacteria) require a constant supply of nutrients in order to grow and divide and to carry out the multitude of metabolic processes occurring in the cell. The inorganic forms of macronutrients such as P and N are generally the only compounds that can be directly taken up and utilized by algae although, it has been shown that both organo-P and organo-N compounds can be used as indirect sources of nutrients (Antia et al., 1975; Cembella et al., 1984a; 1984b).

Keywords

Biomass Hydrolysis Phosphorus EDTA Chloroform 

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  • David Wynne
  • Bina Kaplan
  • Thomas Berman

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