Articles | Volume 18, issue 4
Research article
23 Feb 2021
Research article |  | 23 Feb 2021

The effect of the salinity, light regime and food source on carbon and nitrogen uptake in a benthic foraminifer

Michael Lintner, Bianca Lintner, Wolfgang Wanek, Nina Keul, and Petra Heinz

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Foraminifera are unicellular marine organisms that play an important role in the marine element cycle. Changes of environmental parameters such as salinity or temperature have a significant impact on the faunal assemblages. Our experiments show that changes in salinity immediately influence the foraminiferal activity. Also the light regime has a significant impact on carbon or nitrogen processing in foraminifera which contain no kleptoplasts.
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