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' s personal copy Environmental factors controlling colony formation in blooms of the cyanobacteria Microcystis spp . in Lake Taihu , China

@inproceedings{Maa2013SP,
  title={' s personal copy Environmental factors controlling colony formation in blooms of the cyanobacteria Microcystis spp . in Lake Taihu , China},
  author={Jianrong Maa and Justin Brookes and Boqiang Qin and Hans W. Paerl and Guang Gao and P. P.-Y. Wua and Wei Zhang and Jianming Deng and Guangwei Zhu and Yunlin Zhang and Hai Xu and Hailin Niu},
  year={2013}
}
Nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) over-enrichment has accelerated eutrophication and promoted cyanobacterial blooms worldwide. The colonial bloom-forming cyanobacterial genus Microcystis is covered by sheaths which can protect cells from zooplankton grazing, viral or bacterial attack and other potential negative environmental factors. This provides a competitive advantage over other phytoplankton species. However, the mechanism of Microcystis colony formation is not clear. Here we report the… 

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