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Research Article

Ocean Acidification and the Loss of Phenolic Substances in Marine Plants

  • Thomas Arnold mail,

    arnoldt@dickinson.edu

    Affiliations: Department of Biological Sciences, Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, United States of America, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Edgewater, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Christopher Mealey,

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Sciences, Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Hannah Leahey,

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Sciences, Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • A. Whitman Miller,

    Affiliation: Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Edgewater, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Jason M. Hall-Spencer,

    Affiliation: School of Marine Science and Engineering, University of Plymouth, Plymouth, United Kingdom

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  • Marco Milazzo,

    Affiliation: Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra e del Mare, University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy

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  • Kelly Maers

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Sciences, Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Published: April 25, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0035107

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phlorotannins in kelps

Posted by arnoldt on 01 May 2012 at 05:21 GMT

We found the following article interesting. It it focuses on a different class of phenolics, the brown algal phlorotannins (which are not shikimic acid products), in mesocosm studies of kelps.

It suggests that UV-B radiation and CO2 can interact to yield interesting results. Something worth investigating in seagrasses.

Altered kelp (Laminariales) phlorotannins and growth under elevated carbon dioxide and ultraviolet-B treatments can influence associated intertidal food webs
ANDREW K. SWANSON, CAROLINE H. FOX

http://onlinelibrary.wile...

Thanks to A. Verges for an interesting discussion of this.

Competing interests declared: I am one of the article authors.