Blue-Green Algae: Why They Become Dominant

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Science  26 Jan 1973:
Vol. 179, Issue 4071, pp. 382-384
DOI: 10.1126/science.179.4071.382


The injection of carbon dioxide and the addition of nitrogen and phosphorus to a lake population dominated by blue-green algae results in a rapid shift to dominance by green algae. The basis for the change and its implications are discussed.