Role of two toxin-producing plankton and their effect on phytoplankton-zooplankton system--a mathematical study supported by experimental findings.

@article{Sarkar2005RoleOT,
  title={Role of two toxin-producing plankton and their effect on phytoplankton-zooplankton system--a mathematical study supported by experimental findings.},
  author={Ram Rup Sarkar and Sharmila Pal and Joydev Chattopadhyay},
  journal={Bio Systems},
  year={2005},
  volume={80 1},
  pages={11-23}
}
Plankton is the basis of the entire aquatic food chain. Phytoplankton, in particular, occupies the first trophic level. Plankton performs services for the Earth: it serves as food for marine life, gives off oxygen and also absorbs half of the carbon dioxide from the Earth's atmosphere. The dynamics of a rapid (or massive) increase or decrease of plankton populations is an important subject in marine plankton ecology and generally termed as a 'bloom'. Harmful algal blooms (HABs) have adverse… CONTINUE READING