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Petrou, K.; et al. (2019): Acidification diminishes diatom silica production in the Southern Ocean

Petrou, Katherina; Baker, Kirralee G.; Nielsen, Daniel A.; Hancock, Alyce M.; Schulz, Kai G.; Davidson, Andrew T. (2019): Acidification diminishes diatom silica production in the Southern Ocean. In Nature Climate change 462, p. 346. DOI: 10.1038/s41558-019-0557-y.

"Here we show that diatom silicification strongly diminishes with increased acidity in a natural Antarctic community. Analyses of single cells from within the community reveal that the effect of reduced pH on silicification differs among taxa, with several species having significantly reduced silica incorporation at CO2 levels equivalent to those projected for 2100."

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