Is nitrate a driver for pigments of phytoplankton (a case study from a small shallow European lake)?

Alexandra L. Rizhinashvili and Olga B. Maksimova

We found that the phytoplankton's carotenoids in a small shallow lake correlate with nitrate-nitrogen. We also show that primary production and the nitrate content can be in stoichiometric relation. The results of the present study provide some materials on nitrogen limitation of freshwater aquatic systems.

Ann. Limnol. - Int. J. Lim., 54 (2018) 38
DOI: 10.1051/limn/2018029

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