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Numerical modelling of physiological and ecological impacts of ocean acidification on coccolithophores
Description: Coccolithophores distribute widely across the world's oceans and represent a carbon sink containing about 100 million tonnes of carbon. For this reason, there is concern about dissolution of their shells, which are made of calcium carbonate, due to decreasing pH. In this study, intracellular calcification, photosynthesis, and mass transport through biomembranes of Emiliania huxleyi were modelled numerically for understanding biological response in calcifying organisms. [Source: Journal of Marine Systems]
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Source: Journal of Marine Systems
Publish Date: 6/1/2018
Reading Level: Expert
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