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Phytoplankton sinking rates in the Rhine region of freshwater influence
According to Stokes' law, colony formation in phytoplankton would lead to enhanced sinking rates and higher sedimentation losses if colonies had the same densities as the phytoplankton cells theyExpand
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Climate change and harmful algal blooms in the North Sea
Abstract The projected effect of climate change for the year 2100 in the coastal zone of The Netherlands, a 4 °C temperature rise and increased salinity stratification, on the growth rates of sixExpand
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Development of the diatom-Phaeocystis spring bloom in the Dutch coastal zone of the North Sea: the silicon depletion versus the daily irradiance threshold hypothesis
The Dutch coastal zone of the North Sea is characterized by high nutrient inputs and low water column irradiance due to high concentrations of suspended matter. The vernal phytoplankton blooms areExpand
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Structure of bacterial communities along a hydrocarbon contamination gradient in a coastal sediment.
The bacterial diversity of a chronically oil-polluted retention basin sediment located in the Berre lagoon (Etang-de-Berre, France) was investigated. This study combines chemical and molecularExpand
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Water management strategies against toxic Microcystis blooms in the Dutch delta.
To prevent flooding of the Dutch delta, former estuaries have been impounded by the building of dams and sluices. Some of these water bodies, however, experience major ecological problems. One of theExpand
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The wax and wane of Phaeocystis globosa blooms
Phaeocystis globoso spring blooms start when daily irradiance exceeds 100 W h m 2 day t and diploid flagellates in a non-turbulent environment transform into non-flagellate cells and produce theExpand
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The applicability of six fluorescent probes (four esterase probes: acetoxymethyl ester of Calcein [Calcein‐AM], 5‐chloromethylfluorescein diacetate [CMFDA], fluorescein diacetate [FDA], andExpand
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Sexual reproduction, mating system, chloroplast dynamics and abrupt cell size reduction in Pseudo-nitzschia pungens from the North Sea (Bacillariophyta)
Clonal cultures of Pseudo-nitzschia pungens were isolated at various times from seven sites in the North Sea. During the mitotic cell cycle, the two plate-shaped chloroplasts were girdle-appressedExpand
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Nuisance foam events and Phaeocystis globosa blooms in Dutch coastal waters analyzed with fuzzy logic
Abstract Phaeocystis globosa is a nuisance algal species because it can cause foam on beaches which are associated with coastal blooms. Models of Phaeocystis have considered its bloom dynamics, butExpand
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