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Volume 14, issue 14
Biogeosciences, 14, 3603–3613, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-14-3603-2017
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Biogeosciences, 14, 3603–3613, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-14-3603-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 31 Jul 2017

Research article | 31 Jul 2017

Impact of trace metal concentrations on coccolithophore growth and morphology: laboratory simulations of Cretaceous stress

Giulia Faucher et al.

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The main goal of this study was to understand if, similarly to the fossil record, high quantities of toxic metals induce coccolith dwarfism in coccolithophore species. We investigated, for the first time, the effects of trace metals on coccolithophore species other than E. huxleyi and on coccolith morphology and size. Our data show a species-specific sensitivity to trace metal concentration, allowing the recognition of the most-, intermediate- and least-tolerant taxa to trace metal enrichments.
The main goal of this study was to understand if, similarly to the fossil record, high...
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