Effects of nitrate on intracellular nitrite and growth of Microcystis aeruginosa

Abstract

Although nitrate is a macronutrient and can serve as good nitrogen source for many species of phytoplankton, high nitrate concentrations do not benefit the growth of phytoplankton. We hypothesise that algae cultured under high nitrate concentrations can accumulate intracellular nitrite, which is produced by nitrate reductase (NR) and can inhibit the growth… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10811-009-9405-1

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