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dc.contributor.authorKhanna, Nikki
dc.contributor.authorGodbold, J A
dc.contributor.authorAustin, William
dc.contributor.authorPaterson, David Maxwell
dc.identifier.citationKhanna , N , Godbold , J A , Austin , W & Paterson , D M 2013 , ' The impact of ocean acidification on the functional morphology of foraminifera ' , PLoS ONE , vol. 8 , no. 12 , e83118 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 77685573
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dc.identifier.otherWOS: 000328737700048
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 84892935635
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0003-1174-6476/work/47136353
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dc.descriptionThis work was supported by the NERC UK Ocean Acidification Research Programme grant NE/H017445/1. WENA acknowledges NERC support (NE/G018502/1). DMP received funding from the MASTS pooling initiative (The Marine Alliance for Science and Technology for Scotland). MASTS is funded by the Scottish Funding Council (grant reference HR09011) and contributing institutions.en
dc.description.abstractCulturing experiments were performed on sediment samples from the Ythan Estuary, N. E. Scotland, to assess the impacts of ocean acidification on test surface ornamentation in the benthic foraminifer Haynesina germanica. Specimens were cultured for 36 weeks at either 380, 750 or 1000 ppm atmospheric CO2. Analysis of the test surface using SEM imaging reveals sensitivity of functionally important ornamentation associated with feeding to changing seawater CO2 levels. Specimens incubated at high CO2 levels displayed evidence of shell dissolution, a significant reduction and deformation of ornamentation. It is clear that these calcifying organisms are likely to be vulnerable to ocean acidification. A reduction in functionally important ornamentation could lead to a reduction in feeding efficiency with consequent impacts on this organism’s survival and fitness.
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dc.rights© 2013 Khanna et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.en
dc.subjectOcean acidificationen
dc.subjectCarbon dioxideen
dc.subjectGE Environmental Sciencesen
dc.subjectEnvironmental Science(all)en
dc.titleThe impact of ocean acidification on the functional morphology of foraminiferaen
dc.typeJournal articleen
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dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.School of Biologyen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Scottish Oceans Instituteen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Geography & Sustainable Developmenten
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Marine Alliance for Science & Technology Scotlanden
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.St Andrews Sustainability Instituteen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Sediment Ecology Research Groupen
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