Identifying metabolic pathways for production of extracellular polymeric substances by the diatom Fragilariopsis cylindrus inhabiting sea ice

@inproceedings{Aslam2017IdentifyingMP,
  title={Identifying metabolic pathways for production of extracellular polymeric substances by the diatom Fragilariopsis cylindrus inhabiting sea ice},
  author={Shazia N. Aslam and Jan Strauss and David Nicholson Thomas and Thomas Mock and Graham J C Underwood},
  booktitle={The ISME Journal},
  year={2017}
}
Diatoms are significant primary producers in sea ice, an ephemeral habitat with steep vertical gradients of temperature and salinity characterizing the ice matrix environment. To cope with the variable and challenging conditions, sea ice diatoms produce polysaccharide-rich extracellular polymeric substances (EPS) that play important roles in adhesion, cell protection, ligand binding and as organic carbon sources. Significant differences in EPS concentrations and chemical composition… CONTINUE READING
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