Specialized proteomic responses and an ancient photoprotection mechanism sustain marine green algal growth during phosphate limitation

@article{Guo2018SpecializedPR,
  title={Specialized proteomic responses and an ancient photoprotection mechanism sustain marine green algal growth during phosphate limitation},
  author={Jian Guo and Susanne Wilken and Valeria Jim{\'e}nez and Chang Jae Choi and Charles Ansong and Richard O Dannebaum and Lisa A. Sudek and David S. Milner and Charles Bachy and Emily Nahas Reistetter and Virginia A Elrod and Denis Klimov and Samuel O. Purvine and Chia-Lin Wei and Govindarajan Kunde-Ramamoorthy and Thomas A Richards and Ursula W. Goodenough and Richard D. Smith and Stephen J. Callister and Alexandra Z Worden},
  journal={Nature Microbiology},
  year={2018},
  volume={3},
  pages={781-790}
}
Marine algae perform approximately half of global carbon fixation, but their growth is often limited by the availability of phosphate or other nutrients1,2. As oceans warm, the area of phosphate-limited surface waters is predicted to increase, resulting in ocean desertification3,4. Understanding the responses of key eukaryotic phytoplankton to nutrient limitation is therefore critical5,6. We used advanced photo-bioreactors to investigate how the widespread marine green alga Micromonas commoda… CONTINUE READING