Supplementary material from "<i>Coscinodiscus wailesii</i> mutes unsteady sinking in dark conditions"

Published on 2019-03-15T01:39:44Z (GMT) by
Several species of large, centric diatoms exhibit an unsteady sinking behaviour characterized by order-of-magnitude oscillations in sinking speed that occur over seconds. We show that under nutrient-depleted conditions, <i>Coscinodiscus wailesii</i> exhibits significantly stronger unsteady sinking behaviour in the light than in the dark. Results suggest that regulating unsteady sinking in response to irradiance as well as nutrient conditions may help <i>C. wailesii</i> balance its requirements for light and nutrients, which are often spatially separated.

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Du Clos, Kevin T.; Karp-Boss, Lee; A. Villareal, Tracy; J. Gemmell, Brad (2019): Supplementary material from "Coscinodiscus wailesii mutes unsteady sinking in dark conditions". The Royal Society. Collection.