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Definition of Phytoplankton:
Photosynthesizing microscopic biotic organisms which float or swim weakly in fresh or salt water bodies. Phytoplankton are extremely diverse, varying from photosynthesising bacteria (cyanobacteria), to plant-like diatoms, to armour-plated coccolithophores [1].
This is the common definition for Phytoplankton, other definitions can be discussed in the article

Different types of phytoplankton: see Marine Plankton. See also: Algal bloom dynamics.