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There is very little information in the literature about how phytoplankton flagellates respond to rapid changes in salinity (e.g., haloclines of different strength). Here we present such data obtained from experiments with Tetraselmis sp. (Prasinophyceae) in a specially designed artificial water column. The experiments were performed with surface salinities(More)
We have searched for special characteristics in growth, protein expression, fatty acids and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in a local Phaeodactylum tricornutum Bohlin strain (Bergen Marine Biobank), by comparing it with a common accession strain (CCAP). Differences in growth and expressed proteins were detected between the BMB strain and the CCAP strain,(More)
Ground-based measurements of optical properties have rarely been conducted for lakes located on the Tibetan Plateau (TP). In this study, we analyzed the spectral absorption properties of phytoplankton, non-algal particles, and colored dissolved organic matter sampled in Lake Namtso on the TP in order to obtain the variability in the light absorption(More)
The fluorescence lifetime is a very useful parameter for investigating biological materials on the molecular level as it is mostly independent of the fluorophore concentration. The green alga Tetraselmis blooms in summer, and therefore its response to UV irradiation is of particular interest. In vivo fluorescence lifetimes of chlorophyll a were measured(More)
Having good information about fluorescence lifetime standards is essential for anyone performing lifetime experiments. Using lifetime standards in fluorescence spectroscopy is often regarded as a straightforward process, however, many earlier reports are limited in terms of lifetime concentration dependency, solvents and other technical aspects. We have(More)
We study the effects of ozone depletion on primary production in ice-covered and open polar waters using a spectral radiative transfer model combined with a parameterization of the inhibition of marine photosynthesis by ultraviolet radiation. We find that ozone depletion might not have a negative influence on the aquatic algal community at high latitudes(More)
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