Small Phytoplankton N, Large Phytoplankton N, Microphytobenthos N, Trichodesmium Nitrogen

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    Small Phytoplankton N

    Total structural biomass of nitrogen of the Small (smaller than 2 micro metres) phytoplankton population. All microalgae have a C:N:P ratio of the structural material of 106:16:1. Thus the mass of phosphorus in the structural material of a population with a biomass B is given by: 1/16 31/14 B and the mass of carbon by: 106/16 12/14 B. The number of cells is given by B=mN.

    Large Phytoplankton N

    Total structural biomass of nitrogen of the Large (larger than 2 micro metres) phytoplankton population. All microalgae have a C:N:P ratio of the structural material of 106:16:1. Thus the mass of phosphorus in the structural material of a population with a biomass B is given by: 1/16 31/14 B and the mass of carbon by: 106/16 12/14 B. The number of cells is given by B=mN.

    Microphytobenthos N

    Total structural biomass of nitrogen of benthic microalgae: fast-sinking diatoms that are suspended primarily in the top layer of sediment porewaters. All microalgae have a C:N:P ratio of the structural material of 106:16:1. Thus the mass of phosphorus in the structural material of a population with a biomass B is given by: 1/16 31/14 B and the mass of carbon by: 106/16 12/14 B. The number of cells is given by B=mN.

    Trichodesmium Nitrogen

    Total structural biomass of nitrogen of trichodesmium. All microalgae have a C:N:P ratio of the structural material of 106:16:1. Thus the mass of phosphorus in the structural material of a population with a biomass B is given by: 1/16 31/14 B and the mass of carbon by: 106/16 12/14 B. The number of cells is given by B=mN.