Articles | Volume 12, issue 14
Biogeosciences, 12, 4235–4244, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-12-4235-2015
Biogeosciences, 12, 4235–4244, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-12-4235-2015

Research article 20 Jul 2015

Research article | 20 Jul 2015

Resilience to temperature and pH changes in a future climate change scenario in six strains of the polar diatom Fragilariopsis cylindrus

M. Pančić et al.

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Climate change may not affect phytoplankton species as such, but may lead to changes in population structure of a species, with strains exhibiting high phenotypic plasticity dominating the population. Simulated climate scenarios showed that combined effects of increased temperature and acidification counterbalanced each other in the ecologically important model organism Fragilariopsis cylindrus. The variation among strains was larger than the variation observed due to the changes in parameters.
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