Microcystis Kütz. ex Lemmerm.

Description

Biovolumes

Species Microcystis
Division CYANOPHYTA (CYANOBACTERIA)
Class Nostocophyceae (Cyanophyceae)
Order CHROOCOCCALES
Trophy AU
Geometric shape sphere
Formula p/6*d^3
Size class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Unit cell colony colony colony cell colony colony colony
Size range 1-3 1-3 1-3 1-3 3-7 3-7 3-7 3-7
Diameter(d1), µm 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0
No. of cells/counting unit 1 20 50 100 1 20 50 100
Calculated volume, µm3 4 84 209 419 65 1 308 3 271 6 542
Calculated Carbon pg/counting unit 0.8 17 41 83 11 219 547 1 095
Comment on Carbon calculation based on individual cell based on individual cell based on individual cell based on individual cell based on individual cell based on individual cell based on individual cell based on individual cell

Source

Olenina, I., Hajdu, S., Edler, L., Andersson, A., Wasmund, N., Busch, S., Göbel, J., Gromisz, S., Huseby, S., Huttunen, M., Jaanus, A., Kokkonen, P., Ledaine, I. and Niemkiewicz, E. 2006 Biovolumes and size-classes of phytoplankton in the Baltic Sea HELCOM Balt.Sea Environ. Proc. No. 106, 144pp. (PDF),
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