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dc.contributor.authorBansbach, Lauren M.
dc.contributor.authorO’Kelly, Charley J.
dc.date.accessioned2014-10-30T20:15:38Z
dc.date.available2014-10-30T20:15:38Z
dc.date.issued2012-08
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1773/27064
dc.description.abstractDespite the name, carbonate-boring algae are in fact quite interesting. Contributing equivalent to 20% of CO2 to the biosphere as human activities through their CaCO3 dissolution, these algae have broad ecological impacts. Morphological analysis of five genera of carbonate-boring algae found at Argyle Lagoon, San Juan Island, WA, as well as analysis of 3-dimensional resin casts of the bore holes, showed that using morphology to study diversity tells an incomplete story. Phylogenetic analysis of laboratory algal cultures of cool-temperate carbonate borers revealed a strong genetic difference between subtidal and intertidal species studied, indicating that these algae possess at least some degree of tidal height zonation.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherFriday Harbor Laboratoriesen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesBlinks NSF REU BEACON Internship Program;SummerB, 2012
dc.subjectalgae, carbonate, morphology, microbial euendolith, Argyle Lagoonen_US
dc.titleDiversity of carbonate-boring algae: Morphology and moleculesen_US
dc.typeOtheren_US


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