Articles | Volume 17, issue 24
Research article
16 Dec 2020
Research article |  | 16 Dec 2020

Reduced growth with increased quotas of particulate organic and inorganic carbon in the coccolithophore Emiliania huxleyi under future ocean climate change conditions

Yong Zhang, Sinéad Collins, and Kunshan Gao


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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (09 Oct 2020) by Peter Landschützer
AR by Kunshan Gao on behalf of the Authors (10 Oct 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (26 Oct 2020) by Peter Landschützer
Short summary
Our results show that ocean acidification, warming, increased light exposure and reduced nutrient availability significantly reduce the growth rate but increase particulate organic and inorganic carbon in cells in the coccolithophore Emiliania huxleyi, indicating biogeochemical consequences of future ocean changes on the calcifying microalga. Concurrent changes in nutrient concentrations and pCO2 levels predominantly affected E. huxleyi growth, photosynthetic carbon fixation and calcification.
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