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Phytoplankton comprise the base of the marine food web, and, along with heterotrophic protists, they are key players in the biological pump that transports carbon from the surface to the deep ocean. In the world's subtropical oligotrophic gyres, plankton communities exhibit strong seasonality.

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    2010
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    • Partial requirement for: M.S., Arizona State University, 2010
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    • Field of study: Microbiology

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