Journal article

Adaptive responses of free-living and symbiotic microalgae to simulated future ocean conditions

Wing Yan Chan, John G Oakeshott, Patrick Buerger, Owain R Edwards, Madeleine JH van Oppen

GLOBAL CHANGE BIOLOGY | WILEY | Published : 2021

Abstract

Marine microalgae are a diverse group of microscopic eukaryotic and prokaryotic organisms capable of photosynthesis. They are important primary producers and carbon sinks but their physiology and persistence are severely affected by global climate change. Powerful experimental evolution technologies are being used to examine the potential of microalgae to respond adaptively to current and predicted future conditions, as well as to develop resources to facilitate species conservation and restoration of ecosystem functions. This review synthesizes findings and insights from experimental evolution studies of marine microalgae in response to elevated temperature and/or pCO2 . Adaptation to these..

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