# Mechanisms that increase the growth efficiency of diatoms in low light

@article{Fisher2016MechanismsTI,
title={Mechanisms that increase the growth efficiency of diatoms in low light},
author={Nerissa L. Fisher and Kimberly H Halsey},
journal={Photosynthesis Research},
year={2016},
volume={129},
pages={183-197}
}
Photoacclimation was studied in Thalassiosira pseudonana to help understand mechanisms underlying the success of diatoms in low-light environments, such as coastal and deep mixing ecosystems. Light harvesting and other cell characteristics were combined with oxygen and carbon production measurements to assess the water-splitting reaction at PSII ( $${\text{GPP}}_{{{\text{O}}_{2} }}$$ GPP O 2 ) and intermediate steps leading to net carbon production (NPPC). These measurements revealed that T… CONTINUE READING