Effects of ultraviolet radiation on primary productivity in a high altitude tropical lake

@article{Kinzie1998EffectsOU,
  title={Effects of ultraviolet radiation on primary productivity in a high altitude tropical lake},
  author={Robert A. Kinzie and Anastazia T. Banaszak and Michael P. Lesser},
  journal={Hydrobiologia},
  year={1998},
  volume={385},
  pages={23-32}
}
The aquatic photosynthetic community in Lake Waiau (elev. 3980 m, lat. 19° 48′ N) is exposed to intense solar ultraviolet radiation (UVR) due to the high altitude and low latitude. There is a strong negative effect of UVR on photosynthesis both in the planktonic and benthic mat communities in the lake. The mats apparently receive some protection from UVR-absorbing mycosporine-like amino acids (MAAs), while the planktonic primary producers do not appear to have such protection and exhibit no net… CONTINUE READING

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