The dynamics of sexual phase in the marine diatom Pseudo‐nitzschia multistriata (Bacillariophyceae)

@article{Scalco2014TheDO,
  title={The dynamics of sexual phase in the marine diatom Pseudo‐nitzschia multistriata (Bacillariophyceae)},
  author={Eleonora Scalco and Krzysztof Franciszek Stec and D. Iudicone and Maria Immacolata Ferrante and Marina Montresor},
  journal={Journal of Phycology},
  year={2014},
  volume={50}
}
Sexual reproduction represents a fundamental phase in the life cycle of diatoms, linked to both the production of genotypic diversity and the formation of large‐sized initial cells. Only cells below a certain size threshold can be sexualized, but various environmental factors can modulate the success of sexual reproduction. We investigated the role of cell density and physiological conditions of parental strains in affecting the success and timing of sexual reproduction in the marine… 

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