Articles | Volume 15, issue 20
Biogeosciences, 15, 6257–6276, 2018
Biogeosciences, 15, 6257–6276, 2018

Research article 26 Oct 2018

Research article | 26 Oct 2018

Ecophysiological characteristics of red, green, and brown strains of the Baltic picocyanobacterium Synechococcus sp. – a laboratory study

Sylwia Śliwińska-Wilczewska et al.

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Short summary
The present study describes responses of picocyanobacteria (PCY) physiology to different environmental conditions. The cultures were grown under 64 combinations of temperature, irradiance in a photosynthetically active spectrum (PAR), and salinity. The results show that each strain of Baltic Synechococcus sp. behaves differently in respective environmental scenarios. The study develops the knowledge on bloom-forming PCY and reasons further research on the smallest size fraction of phytoplankton.
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