Acclimation of the intertidal red alga Bangiopsis subsimplex (Stylonematophyceae) to salinity changes

  title={Acclimation of the intertidal red alga Bangiopsis subsimplex (Stylonematophyceae) to salinity changes},
  author={Anja Eggert and Udo Nitschke and John A. West and Dirk Michalik and Ulf Karsten},
  journal={Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology},

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