Interactions between planktonic microalgae and protozoan grazers.

  title={Interactions between planktonic microalgae and protozoan grazers.},
  author={Urban Tillmann},
  journal={The Journal of eukaryotic microbiology},
  volume={51 2},
  • Urban Tillmann
  • Published 2004 in The Journal of eukaryotic microbiology
For an algal bloom to develop, the growth rate of the bloom-forming species must exceed the sum of all loss processes. Among these loss processes, grazing is generally believed to be one of the more important factors. Based on numerous field studies, it is now recognized that microzooplankton are dominant consumers of phytoplankton in both open ocean and… CONTINUE READING