Response of Marine Macroalgae to Ocean Acidification

By | December 31, 2015


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Most studies of the effects of atmospheric CO2 enrichment on Earth’s vegetation have dealt with common terrestrial plants, ranging from grasses to trees, while very few have focused on sizable plants of aquatic realms. This summary reports the results of several research studies that have evaluated the responses of marine macroalgae to elevated levels of atmospheric CO2.