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Extreme diversity in noncalcifying haptophytes explains a major pigment paradox in open oceans
 

Summary: Extreme diversity in noncalcifying haptophytes
explains a major pigment paradox in open oceans
Hui Liua,b
, Ian Proberta
, Julia Uitzc
, HerveŽ Claustred
, SteŽphane Aris-Brosoue
, Miguel Fradab
, Fabrice Nota
,
and Colomban de Vargasa,b,1
aCentre National de la Recherche Scientifique, UniteŽ Mixte de Recherche 7144 and UniversiteŽ Pierre et Marie Curie Paris 06, Equipe Evolution du Plancton et
PaleŽo-OceŽans, Station Biologique de Roscoff, 29682, France; bInstitute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 08901; cMarine
Physical Laboratory, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093-0238; dCentre National de la Recherche
Scientifique, UniteŽ Mixte de Recherche 7093 and UniversiteŽ Pierre et Marie Curie Paris 06, Laboratoire d'OceŽanographie de Villefranche/Mer, 06234, France;
and eDepartment of Biology and Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada K1N 6N5
Communicated by W. A. Berggren, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA, June 2, 2009 (received for review December 18, 2008)
The current paradigm holds that cyanobacteria, which evolved
oxygenic photosynthesis more than 2 billion years ago, are still the
major light harvesters driving primary productivity in open oceans.

  

Source: Aris-Brosou, Stéphane - Department of Biology, University of Ottawa

 

Collections: Biology and Medicine