Inputs into Microbial Food Chains

  • Jonathan H. Sharp
Part of the NATO Conference Series book series (NATOCS, volume 15)


There is little question or disagreement with the contention that phytoplankton contribute the vast majority of the input of organic matter to the sea. There are, however, major controversies today on the actual rate of primary productivity in the sea and on the routes by which organic matter arrives in the dissolved pool.1


Continuous Culture Dissolve Organic Matter Carbon Budget Marine Phytoplankton Marine Diatom 
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  • Jonathan H. Sharp
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  1. 1.College of Marine StudiesUniversity of DelawareLewesUSA

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