Phosphate deficiency promotes coral bleaching and is reflected by the ultrastructure of symbiotic dinoflagellates

Article Link: Phosphate deficiency promotes coral bleaching and is reflected by the ultrastructure of symbiotic dinoflagellates Authors: Rosset, S., et al. Journal: Marine Pollution Bulletin (2017), Volume 118, Issues 1–2, 15 May 2017, Pages 180-187 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2017.02.044 PDF Link Open Access funded by European Research Council Under a Creative Commons license open access No comments for this […]

Effect of nitrogen and phosphorus supply on growth, chlorophyll content and tissue composition of the macroalga Chaetomorpha linum (O.F. Mull), Kutz, in a Mediterranean Coastal Lagoon

Folks also consistently underestimate the significance of seeing their chaeto stop growing.  It’s fantastic at grabbing and holding nutrients, so if it stops growing that means your whole tank is most probably nutrient limited.

The reciprocal interaction between degradation of glucose and ecosystem structure. Studies in mixed chemostat cultures of marine bacteria, algae, and bacterivorous nanoflagellates

Bacteria vs algae is the magic scenario we hope for when we carbon dose our tanks – that bacteria will “automagically” make the algae go away.  We see here that in some cases it does work out.  But as we see next, a “balanced system” promotes all three lifeforms.