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Decreased photosynthesis and growth with reduced respiration in the model diatom Phaeodactylum tricornutum grown under elevated CO2 over 1800 generations
Description: Studies on the long-term responses of marine phytoplankton to ongoing ocean acidification are appearing rapidly in the literature. However, only a few of these have investigated diatoms, which is disproportionate to their contribution to global primary production. Here researchers show that a population of the model diatom Phaeodactylum tricornutum, after growing under elevated CO2 for 1860 generations, showed significant differences in photosynthesis and growth from a population maintained in ambient CO2 and then transferred to elevated CO2 for 20 generations. [Source: Global Change Biology]
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Source: Global Change Biology
Publish Date: 1/1/2017
Reading Level: Expert
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