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Main Title Is There a Common Response to Ultraviolet-B Radiation by Marine Phytoplankton.
Author Behrenfeld, M. J. ; Chapman, J. W. ; Hardy, J. T. ; Lee, H. ;
CORP Author Huxley Coll. of Environmental Studies, Bellingham, WA.;Environmental Research Lab.-Narragansett, Newport, OR.
Publisher c1993
Year Published 1993
Report Number EPA-68-CO-0051; EPA/600/J-94/090;
Stock Number PB94-146297
Additional Subjects Phytoplankton ; Marine biology ; Response ; Dosage ; Aquatic plants ; Carbon ; Exposure ; Photosensitivity ; Reprints ; Ultraviolet B radiation ; Photoinhibition ; Action spectra
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB94-146297 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 13p
Global increases in ultraviolet-B radiation (UVBR) have the potential to alter marine primary production and to affect carbon cycles and marine trophic dynamics. Estimates of UVBR induced photoinhibition have varied greatly, indicating that a common dose-response by marine phytoplankton may not occur from place to place. An action spectrum describing the wavelength specific effects of UVBR on carbon fixation was determined by comparing responses of phytoplankon exposed to natural and artificial UVBR sources. Application of this new action spectrum to data presented here, as well as data reported previously, indicates that a common photoinhibitory response to UVBR may occur for exposures of several hours. (Copyright (c) Inter-Research 1993.)