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'''Title:''' Effect of Ocean Acidification on Iron Availability to Marine Phytoplankton
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'''Authors:''' Dalin Shi, Yan Xu, Brian M. Hopkinson, François M. M. Morel
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'''Journal:''' Science
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'''Volume:''' Vol 327
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'''Pages:''' 676-679
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==Summary==
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Increased concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere lowers the ocean pH, which may have effects on phytoplankton species that form the basis of food chains in the ocean. The researchers determined that lower pH lowers iron uptake by phytoplankton. They determined that pH does not alter phytoplankton food update, and that it is the increased difficulty in separation of iron from colloid species

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Entry by Angelo Mao, AP 225, Fall 2010

Title: Effect of Ocean Acidification on Iron Availability to Marine Phytoplankton

Authors: Dalin Shi, Yan Xu, Brian M. Hopkinson, François M. M. Morel

Journal: Science

Volume: Vol 327

Pages: 676-679


Summary

Increased concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere lowers the ocean pH, which may have effects on phytoplankton species that form the basis of food chains in the ocean. The researchers determined that lower pH lowers iron uptake by phytoplankton. They determined that pH does not alter phytoplankton food update, and that it is the increased difficulty in separation of iron from colloid species