New publication in Environmental Microbiology!

September 15, 2018

Our new publication led by former Masters student Rob Lampe (now at UCSD) was recently published in the journal Environmental Microbiology.  In this study we show that different groups of phytoplankton respond in distinct ways to simulated coastal upwelling and that the molecular mechanism behind the nitrogen shift-up phenomenon observed in diatoms may be due to their ability to ‘frontload’ nitrogen assimilation-related genes.

Divergent gene expression among phytoplankton taxa in response to upwelling