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Analysis of Marine Plankton

Marine plankton refers to the diverse community of microscopic organisms that inhabit the water column of oceans, seas, and other bodies of water. These organisms are considered the foundation of the marine food chain and play a critical role in the ecology and functioning of marine ecosystems. Plankton can be broadly classified into Phytoplankton and Zooplankton. Phytoplankton are microscopic, photosynthetic organisms that include various types of algae, diatoms, dinoflagellates, and cyanobacteria. Phytoplankton play a vital role in the carbon cycle by absorbing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and releasing oxygen, thereby influencing global climate patterns. They also serve as the primary food source for many marine organisms, including zooplankton. Zooplankton comprises a wide range of small, drifting animals that feed on phytoplankton and other zooplankton. They are an essential link in the marine food web as they convert the energy stored in phytoplankton into forms that are consumed by larger organisms. Zooplankton can include tiny crustaceans, larval stages of larger organisms such as fish and invertebrates, as well as jellyfish and other gelatinous organisms.

Our Services

At CD BioSciences, we employ sophisticated laboratory techniques combined with state-of-the-art equipment to achieve accurate and reliable results in marine plankton detection. Our services are listed as follows:

Zooplankton Detection

Zooplankton Detection

CD BioSciences' biologists have accumulated experience in zooplankton identification over the years. Currently, CD BioSciences' plankton sorting and identification center provides commercial research and technical services for the characterization of plankton samples according to client-recommended methods.

  • Zooplankton count detection
  • Zooplankton biomass detection
  • Zooplankton classification
  • Zooplankton image analysis

Phytoplankton Detection

Phytoplankton Detection

At CD BioSciences, we not only provide phytoplankton species, biomass detection, but also by analyzing samples using high performance liquid chromatography or HPLC, we can separate and identify every pigment present in phytoplankton.

  • Phytoplankton group identification
  • Phytoplankton count detection
  • Phytoplankton biomass detection


At CD BioSciences, we utilize a combination of advanced analytical techniques and equipment to ensure accurate and reliable results. Our methodologies include:

  • Chromatography (HPLC, GC-MS)
  • Spectroscopy (UV-Vis, FTIR)
  • Mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF, LC-MS)
  • Microscopy and image analysis
  • Genetic analysis (PCR, DNA sequencing)
  • Metabolomics and metabolite profiling

Our Advantages

  • Flexibility and personalized support
  • knowledge of microbiology
  • Internationally recognized expert in FISH and industrial microbiology
  • alternative detection method
  • Real microbiology with direct microbiology

CD BioSciences is a professional service provider for the marine biology industry. Our analysis services of marine organisms can ensure that the most suitable methods and techniques are selected for your project. We provide our customers with the most precise ingredient data and highly informed process expertise. Our team of biomass experts plays a key role in the formulation, optimization and commercial evaluation of biomass value-added processes in industry and academia. If necessary, please feel free to contact us.

Please kindly note that our services can only be used to support research purposes (Not for clinical use).

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