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Why marine phytoplankton calcify
Description: Calcifying marine phytoplankton-coccolithophores- are some of the most successful yet enigmatic organisms in the ocean and are at risk from global change. To better understand how they will be affected, we need to know "why" coccolithophores calcify. Here, thae authors of this article review coccolithophorid evolutionary history and cell biology as well as insights from recent experiments to provide a critical assessment of the costs and benefits of calcification. [Source: Science Advances]
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Source: Science Advances
Publish Date: 7/13/2016
Reading Level: Expert
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