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'''Phytoplankton''' are typically microscopic organisms that perform photosynthesis and form the base of most foodwebs in the ocean.  They are a diverse community of organisms that includes important groups such as coccolithophorids, cyanobacteria, diatoms and dinoflagellates.  Primary production by phytoplankton is the main driver for the [[biogeochemistry|biogeochemical]] cycles of the major elements (C, N, P, Si) in the ocean.
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'''Phytoplankton''' are typically microscopic organisms that perform photosynthesis and form the base of almost all foodwebs in the ocean.  They are a diverse community of organisms that includes important groups such as coccolithophorids, cyanobacteria, diatoms and dinoflagellates.  Primary production by phytoplankton is the main driver for the [[biogeochemistry|biogeochemical]] cycles of the major elements (C, N, P, Si) in the ocean.
  
 
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Latest revision as of 07:59, 31 March 2008

Phytoplankton are typically microscopic organisms that perform photosynthesis and form the base of almost all foodwebs in the ocean. They are a diverse community of organisms that includes important groups such as coccolithophorids, cyanobacteria, diatoms and dinoflagellates. Primary production by phytoplankton is the main driver for the biogeochemical cycles of the major elements (C, N, P, Si) in the ocean.

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