The effect of water motion on short-term rates of photosynthesis by marine phytoplankton.

@article{MacIntyre2000TheEO,
  title={The effect of water motion on short-term rates of photosynthesis by marine phytoplankton.},
  author={Hugh L MacIntyre and Todd M. Kana and Richard J Geider},
  journal={Trends in plant science},
  year={2000},
  volume={5 1},
  pages={12-7}
}
Phytoplankton respond to variations in light intensity as they are mixed through the water column. Changes in pigment content are characteristic of the relatively slow response of 'sun-shade' photoacclimation that occurs on timescales typical of mixing in the open ocean. In estuaries, the variations are much faster and induce correspondingly rapid changes in the activity (rather than abundance) of different components of the photosynthetic apparatus. These components modulate light harvesting… CONTINUE READING