Mixotrophy in the Marine Plankton.

  title={Mixotrophy in the Marine Plankton.},
  author={Diane K. Stoecker and Per Juel Hansen and David A. Caron and Aditee Mitra},
  journal={Annual review of marine science},
Mixotrophs are important components of the bacterioplankton, phytoplankton, microzooplankton, and (sometimes) zooplankton in coastal and oceanic waters. Bacterivory among the phytoplankton may be important for alleviating inorganic nutrient stress and may increase primary production in oligotrophic waters. Mixotrophic phytoflagellates and dinoflagellates are often dominant components of the plankton during seasonal stratification. Many of the microzooplankton grazers, including ciliates and… 

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