Uncoupling of Cell Division and Pigment Synthesis During Manipulations of a Natural Diatom Population

@inproceedings{Graziano1992UncouplingOC,
  title={Uncoupling of Cell Division and Pigment Synthesis During Manipulations of a Natural Diatom Population},
  author={Lisa M. Graziano},
  year={1992}
}
The relationship between population growth and pigment synthesis was examined in Rehoboth Bay, Delaware, in August 1990 during a bloom dominated by small diatoms (5 μm). Changes in cell number and the concentration of chlorophylls and carotenoids were examined in diluted samples (9:1 mixture of 211 μm organisms). This manipulation allowed estimation of the grazing impact of microzooplankton on the growth rate of phytoplankton. However, at most, microzooplankton grazing could account for a 12… CONTINUE READING