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Why marine phytoplankton calcify

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Calcifying marine phytoplankton - coccolithophores - are some of the most successful yet enigmatic organisms in the ocean, and are at risk from global change. In order to better understand how they will be affected we need to know ‘why’ coccolithophores calcify. Here we review coccolithophorid evolutionary history, cell biology, and insights from recent experiments to provide a critical assessment of the costs and benefits of calcification. We conclude that calcification has high energy deman...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1126/sciadv.1501822

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Earth Sciences
Monteiro, FM More by this author
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Rickaby, REM
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Natural Environment Research Council
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American Association for the Advancement of Science Publisher's website
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Science Advances Journal website
Volume:
2
Issue:
7
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Article: e1501822
Publication date:
2016-06-05
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ISSN:
2375-2548
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uuid:c1e7fd0e-658e-4797-b858-eee7b5f3503c
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629335
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pubs:629335

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