Articles | Volume 14, issue 3
Biogeosciences, 14, 671–681, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-14-671-2017
Biogeosciences, 14, 671–681, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-14-671-2017

Research article 10 Feb 2017

Research article | 10 Feb 2017

Physiological response of a golden tide alga (Sargassum muticum) to the interaction of ocean acidification and phosphorus enrichment

Zhiguang Xu et al.

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (22 Dec 2016) by Tina Treude
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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (23 Dec 2016) by Tina Treude
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (27 Dec 2016) by Tina Treude
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ED: Publish as is (13 Jan 2017) by Tina Treude
AR by Guang Gao on behalf of the Authors (14 Jan 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
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Higher levels of CO2 and phosphate increased the relative growth rate, nitrate uptake rate, soluble carbohydrates, and soluble protein in a golden tide alga (Sargassum muticum), but the combination of these two levels did not promote growth further. Our results indicate that ocean acidification and eutrophication may not boost golden tide events synergistically, although each one has a promoting effect.
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