New publication in Limnology and Oceanography!

February  7, 2020

Our new publication led by Ph.D. candidate Carly Moreno was recently published in the journal Limnology and Oceanography.  In this study we examine the interactive response of the Southern Ocean diatom Fragilariopsis kerguelensis to changes in light and iron.  The transcriptome analysis reveals mechanisms that may underpin the ecological success of this diatom in low iron and light environments, highlighting the important role of diversified photosynthetic isoforms, iron acquisition, unique detoxification mechanisms of reactive oxygen species, and metabolic shifts in amino acid recycling and carbon metabolism.

Interactive effects of iron and light limitation on the molecular physiology of the Southern Ocean diatom Fragilariopsis kerguelensis