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BG | Volume 16, issue 10
Biogeosciences, 16, 2115–2130, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-16-2115-2019
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Biogeosciences, 16, 2115–2130, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-16-2115-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 20 May 2019

Research article | 20 May 2019

Coupled calcium and inorganic carbon uptake suggested by magnesium and sulfur incorporation in foraminiferal calcite

Inge van Dijk et al.

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Systematics in the incorporation of different elements in shells of marine organisms can be used to test calcification models and thus processes involved in precipitation of calcium carbonates. On different scales, we observe a covariation of sulfur and magnesium incorporation in shells of foraminifera, which provides insights into the mechanics behind shell formation. The observed patterns imply that all species of foraminifera actively take up calcium and carbon in a coupled process.
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