Articles | Volume 17, issue 3
Biogeosciences, 17, 635–647, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-635-2020
Biogeosciences, 17, 635–647, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-635-2020

Research article 07 Feb 2020

Research article | 07 Feb 2020

The Arctic picoeukaryote Micromonas pusilla benefits from ocean acidification under constant and dynamic light

Emily White et al.

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The Arctic picoeukaryote Micromonas pusilla was acclimated to two pCO2 levels under a constant and a dynamic light, simulating more realistic light fields. M. pusilla was able to benefit from ocean acidification with an increase in growth rate, irrespective of the light regime. In dynamic light M. pusilla optimised its photophysiology for effective light usage during both low- and high-light periods. This highlights M. pusilla is likely to cope well with future conditions in the Arctic Ocean.
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