research data . Dataset . 2013

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  • Published: 21 Nov 2013
<div><p>Diatoms are the primary source of nutrition and energy for the Southern Ocean ecosystem. Microalgae, including diatoms, synthesise biological macromolecules such as lipids, proteins and carbohydrates for growth, reproduction and acclimation to prevailing environmental conditions. Here we show that three key species of Southern Ocean diatom (<i>Fragilariopsis cylindrus</i>, <i>Chaetoceros simplex</i> and <i>Pseudo-nitzschia subcurvata</i>) exhibited phenotypic plasticity in response to salinity and temperature regimes experienced during the seasonal formation and decay of sea ice. The degree of phenotypic plasticity, in terms of changes in macromolecular ...
Medical Subject Headings: fungi
free text keywords: Earth and Environmental Sciences, Ecology, Biological Sciences, plasticity
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