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Journal of Plankton Research

Year: 2010  |  Volume: 32  |  Issue: 4  |  Page No.: 565 - 573

Composition and seasonal variability of picoeukaryote communities at two subtropical coastal sites with contrasting trophic conditions

H Jing, H Liu, D. F Bird, T. H. C Wong, X Chen and B. Chen

Abstract

Phylogenetic diversity (18S rRNA gene) of picoeukaryotes in Hong Kong coastal waters is dominated by heterotrophic forms and influenced by the seasonally driven combination of freshwater discharge from the Pearl River, oceanic water of the South China Sea and coastal water from the China Coastal Current.

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