Copper-containing plastocyanin used for electron transport by an oceanic diatom

@article{Peers2006CoppercontainingPU,
  title={Copper-containing plastocyanin used for electron transport by an oceanic diatom},
  author={Graham Peers and Neil M Price},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2006},
  volume={441},
  pages={341-344}
}
The supply of some essential metals to pelagic ecosystems is less than the demand, so many phytoplankton have slow rates of photosynthetic production and restricted growth. The types and amounts of metals required by phytoplankton depends on their evolutionary history and on their adaptations to metal availability, which varies widely among ocean habitats. Diatoms, for example, need considerably less iron (Fe) to grow than chlorophyll-b-containing taxa, and the oceanic species demand roughly… CONTINUE READING