Growth rates of six coccolithophorid strains as a function of temperature

Buitenhuis, ET, Pangerc, T, Franklin, DJ, Le Quere, CL and Malin, G (2008) Growth rates of six coccolithophorid strains as a function of temperature. Limnology and Oceanography, 53 (3). pp. 1181-1185.

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Abstract

We determined growth rates of six coccolithophorid strains (five species) as a function of temperature. We grew four strains (three species: Emiliania huxleyi, Gephyrocapsa oceanica, and two strains of Calcidiscus leptoporus) at six temperatures between 6°C and 25°C, Coccolithus braarudii at four temperatures, and Syracosphaera pulchra at two temperatures. The growth rates were to a large extent consistent with the biogeographical distributions of these species. C. braarudii grows relatively fast at low temperatures, the two strains of C. leptoporus have temperature optima of 12°C and 20°C, E. huxleyi has an optimum at 20°C, and the growth rate of G. oceanica (and S. pulchra) increases up to the highest tested temperature of 25°C. This shows that maximum growth rate is an important factor in controlling distribution in the ocean, but it is not the only one.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences
Faculty of Science > Tyndall Centre for Climatic Change
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Depositing User: Rosie Cullington
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2011 10:27
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2019 14:40
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/24818
DOI: 10.4319/lo.2008.53.3.1181

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