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Small algae with great potential
Description: The single most important calcifying algae of the world's oceans is able to simultaneously adapt to rising water temperatures and ocean acidification through evolution. A unique long-term experiment with the species Emiliania huxleyi shows that the evolutionary potential of the algae is much greater than previously thought. In their laboratory evolution experiment, the scientists have shown for the first time that evolutionary adaptations to multiple stress factors do not necessarily interfere with each other. [Source: GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel]
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Source: GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
Publish Date: 9/15/2014
Reading Level: Basic
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