What is the difference between phytoplankton and plankton?

phytoplankton | plankton |

Phytoplankton is a related term of plankton.


As nouns the difference between phytoplankton and plankton

is that phytoplankton is plankton which obtain energy by photosynthesis while plankton is a generic term for all the organisms that float in the sea a single organism is known as a plankter.

phytoplankton

English

Noun

(wikipedia phytoplankton) (-)
  • plankton which obtain energy by photosynthesis
  • Synonyms

    * microalga

    Derived terms

    * phytoplankton bloom

    plankton

    Noun

    (en-noun)
  • a generic term for all the organisms that float in the sea. A single organism is known as a plankter
  • Derived terms

    {{der3, aeroplankton , bacterioplankton , epiplankton , femtoplankton , holoplankton , macroplankton , megaplankton , meroplankton , mesoplankton , microplankton , nanoplankton , phytoplankton , picoplankton , planktonic , pseudoplankton , zooplankton}}