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phy·to·plank·ton

 (fī′tō-plăngk′tən)
n.
Plankton that consists of minute plants and other photosynthetic organisms, including cyanobacteria, diatoms, and dinoflagellates.

phy′to·plank·ton′ic (-plăngk-tŏn′ĭk) adj.
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phytoplankton

(ˌfaɪtəˈplæŋktən)
n
(Biology) the photosynthesizing organisms in plankton, mainly unicellular algae and cyanobacteria. Compare zooplankton
phytoplanktonic adj
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phy•to•plank•ton

(ˌfaɪ təˈplæŋk tən)

n.
the aggregate of plants and plantlike organisms in plankton. Compare zooplankton.
[1895–1900]
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phy·to·plank·ton

(fī′tō-plăngk′tən)
Plankton consisting of plants and plant-like organisms, such as algae. Phytoplankton are a major source of food for aquatic animals and fix large amounts of carbon, which would otherwise be released as carbon dioxide.
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phytoplankton

A type of plankton that consists of floating aquatic plants.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.phytoplankton - photosynthetic or plant constituent of plankton; mainly unicellular algae
plant life, flora, plant - (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
plankton - the aggregate of small plant and animal organisms that float or drift in great numbers in fresh or salt water
planktonic algae - unicellular algae
diatom - microscopic unicellular marine or freshwater colonial alga having cell walls impregnated with silica
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The findings showed that climate change has been significantly affecting phytoplankton -- the tiny sea creatures -- in the world's oceans, which will lead to the change in colour -- intensifying its blue and green regions.
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Syed Sohail at the beach in Dibba, Fujairah with bioluminescent phytoplankton. Image Credit: Supplied Highlights
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Rodusky, 2010; Blanco et al., 2014; Zhang et al., 2015), and studies on littoral phytoplankton are extremely rare (Schweizer, 1997; Protopopova, 2003).
Barka, Mar 12 (ONA) Mohammed bin Abdullah al-Mahrouqi, Chairman of the Public Authority for Electricity and Water (Diam) today visited Barka Water Desalination Plant to identify the challenging facing the water desalination plants due to intense phytoplankton at the sea water.
By crossing the movements of ocean currents with satellite images of phytoplankton, Jan Jansen, a PhD student at Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, has been able to create breakthrough predictions of life beneath the cold surface.
Summary: Ministry noted that no harmful phytoplankton that causes the death of fish and other marine species has been observed.