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Particulate phosphorus

Definition (

This fraction of phosphorus contains all material, inorganic and organic, particulate and colloidal, that was captured on the filter. Typically, particulate forms will contain bacteria, algae, detritus, and inorganic particulates such as clays, smaller zooplankton, and occasionally, larger zooplankton, sediments, or large plant material. (Secchi Dipin)

Preferred Units: N/A

Scope Note:

Broader TermsNarrower TermsRelated Terms
Inorganic particulate phosphorus
Organic particulate phosphorus
Total particulate phosphorus

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