Articles | Volume 14, issue 24
Biogeosciences, 14, 5693–5704, 2017
Biogeosciences, 14, 5693–5704, 2017

Research article 20 Dec 2017

Research article | 20 Dec 2017

Effects of alkalinity and salinity at low and high light intensity on hydrogen isotope fractionation of long-chain alkenones produced by Emiliania huxleyi

Gabriella M. Weiss et al.


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ED: Publish as is (09 Nov 2017) by Markus Kienast
Short summary
Algal-derived compounds allow us to make assumptions about environmental conditions in the past. In order to better understand how organisms record environmental conditions, we grew microscopic marine algae at different light intensities, salinities, and alkalinities in a temperature-controlled environment. We determined how these environmental parameters affected specific algal-derived compounds, especially their relative deuterium content, which seems to be mainly affected by salinity.
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