Articles | Volume 16, issue 17
Biogeosciences, 16, 3377–3396, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-16-3377-2019
Biogeosciences, 16, 3377–3396, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-16-3377-2019

Research article 05 Sep 2019

Research article | 05 Sep 2019

Characterizing photosymbiosis in modern planktonic foraminifera

Haruka Takagi et al.

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Photosymbiosis (endosymbiosis with algae) is an evolutionary important ecology for many marine organisms but has poorly been identified among planktonic foraminifera. In this study, we identified and characterized photosymbiosis of various species of planktonic foraminifera by focusing on their photosynthesis–related features. We finally proposed a new framework showing a potential strength of photosymbiosis, which will serve as a basis for future ecological studies of planktonic foraminifera.
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