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The uronic acid content of coccolith-associated polysaccharides provides an insight into coccolithogenesis and past climate

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Unicellular phytoplanktonic algae (coccolithophores) are amongst the most prolific producers of calcium carbonate on the planet, with a production of ~10^26 coccoliths/year. During their lith formation, coccolithophores mainly employ coccolith-associated polysaccharides (CAPs) for the regulation of crystal nucleation and growth. These macromolecules interact with the intracellular calcifying compartment (coccolith vesicle) through the charged carboxyl groups of their uronic acid residues. Her...

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10.1038/ncomms13144

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Oxford, MPLS, Earth Sciences
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Rickaby, Rosalind
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Article: 13144
Publication date:
2016-10-26
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2016-09-07
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2041-1723
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pubs:646313
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uri:f134d704-b4cb-4d27-ad20-025f960ee794
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