Articles | Volume 13, issue 22
Biogeosciences, 13, 6247–6259, 2016
Biogeosciences, 13, 6247–6259, 2016

Research article 21 Nov 2016

Research article | 21 Nov 2016

Physiological responses of coastal and oceanic diatoms to diurnal fluctuations in seawater carbonate chemistry under two CO2 concentrations

Futian Li et al.


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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (12 Oct 2016) by Christine Klaas
AR by Kunshan Gao on behalf of the Authors (16 Oct 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (31 Oct 2016) by Christine Klaas
Short summary
Ongoing ocean acidification is being superimposed on the natural carbonate buffer system to influence the physiology of phytoplankton. Here, we show that coastal and oceanic diatoms respond differentially to diurnal fluctuating carbonate chemistry in current and ocean acidification scenarios. We propose that the ability to acclimate to dynamic carbonate chemistry may act as one determinant of the spatial distribution of diatom species.
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