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One of the minute organisms that collectively constitute plankton.

[Greek planktēr, wanderer, from planktos, wandering; see plankton.]
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(Biology) biology an organism found in plankton
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(ˈplæŋk tər)

any of the individual organisms in an aggregate of plankton.
[1935–40; < Greek planktḗr roamer. See plankton]
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Mnemiopsis mccradyi is a common coastal plankter in the Gulf of Mexico.
With little flow separation behind the plankter, the wake is thinner than the object moving through the water (see fig.
Associations between host plankters and symbiotic copepods are summarized in Table 1.
Over the continental shelf, the northern area i.e., the Transitional Neritic Domain is dominated by the Brazil Current (BC) flowing southwards and carrying subtropical plankters and higher temperatures (Fig.
This measurement excluded all fishes, large cephalopods, pelagic crabs, and large plankters (>5 mm), including Thaliacea and medusae (Ohman and Smith, 1995).
Density of plankton (Number of plankters per mL) = (T) 1000/AN x Volume of concentrate mL/Volume of sample (mL), (4)
A preliminary study on some plankters along the Turkish Black Sea coast-Species composition and spatial distribution.
[2] Thunmark, S., 1945., Zur sozio logie des susswasser plankters, fine methodologisch- Okologische studies.