Photoautotrophy in Gymnodinium breve Davis

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Science  21 Sep 1962:
Vol. 137, Issue 3534, pp. 988-990
DOI: 10.1126/science.137.3534.988


Pure cultures of the Florida "red-tide" flagellate required light and carbon dioxide for growth. Multiplication in darkness was not supported by any of a number of organic compounds and mixtures. The ecological importance of micronutrients is suggested.