New publication in L&O!

October 6, 2012

Our study investigating how variable iron states influences the precipitation of silica in diatoms was published this week in L&O.  The main findings of this study are that diatom composition influences the overall community silica precipitation much more than their iron status and that diatoms use different silicic acid transporters when they are iron-limited versus when they are iron replete.  Colleen Durkin is the lead author of this study.

To read the full article, go here.

To learn more about Colleen’s research, go here.