Articles | Volume 15, issue 11
Research article
11 Jun 2018
Research article |  | 11 Jun 2018

Ocean acidification and nutrient limitation synergistically reduce growth and photosynthetic performances of a green tide alga Ulva linza

Guang Gao, John Beardall, Menglin Bao, Can Wang, Wangwang Ren, and Juntian Xu


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We investigated the physiological responses of a green tide alga to the combination of ocean acidification and nutrient limitation. Elevated pCO2 did not affect the growth rate when cultured under nutrient replete conditions but reduced it under P limitation. P limitation resulted in a larger inhibition in growth for sporelings compared to adult plants. These findings indicate that ocean acidification and nutrient limitation may hinder the occurrence of green tides in future ocean environment.
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