Complementary ecophysiological strategies combine to facilitate survival in the hostile conditions of a deep chlorophyll maximum

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In the deep, cooler layers of clear, nutrient-poor, stratified water bodies, phytoplankton often accumulate to form a thin band or “deep chlorophyll maximum” (DCM) of ecological importance. Under such conditions, these photosynthetic microorganisms may be close to their physiological compensation points and to the boundaries of their ecological tolerance… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00442-011-2225-4

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@article{Clegg2011ComplementaryES, title={Complementary ecophysiological strategies combine to facilitate survival in the hostile conditions of a deep chlorophyll maximum}, author={Mark R. Clegg and Ursula Gaedke and Bertram Boehrer and Elly Spijkerman}, journal={Oecologia}, year={2011}, volume={169}, pages={609-622} }