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author = {Zhou, L and Liu, F and Achterberg, EP and Engel, A and Campbell, PGC and Fortin, C and Huang, L and Tan, Y},
doi = {10.1002/lno.12558},
journal = {Limnology and Oceanography},
pages = {1157--1171},
title = {Promoting effects of aluminum addition on chlorophyll biosynthesis and growth of two cultured ironlimited marine diatoms},
url = {},
volume = {69},
year = {2024}

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AB - <jats:title>Abstract</jats:title><jats:p>Aluminum (Al) may play a role in the ocean's capacity for absorbing atmospheric CO<jats:sub>2</jats:sub> via influencing carbon fixation, export, and sequestration. Aluminum fertilization, especially in iron (Fe)limited highnutrient, lowchlorophyll ocean regions, has been proposed as a potential CO<jats:sub>2</jats:sub> removal strategy to mitigate global warming. However, how Al addition would influence the solubility and bioavailability of Fe as well as the physiology of Felimited phytoplankton has not yet been examined. Here, we show that Al addition (20 and 100 nM) had little influence on the Fe solubility in surface seawater and decreased the Fe biouptake by 11–22% in Felimited diatom <jats:italic>Thalassiosira weissflogii</jats:italic> in Febuffered media. On the other hand, the Al addition significantly increased the rate of chlorophyll biosynthesis by 45–60% for Felimited <jats:italic>T. weissflogii</jats:italic> and 81–102% for Felimited <jats:italic>Thalassiosira pseudonana</jats:italic>, as well as their cell size, cellular chlorophyll content, photosynthetic quantum efficiency (<jats:italic>F</jats:italic><jats:sub>v</jats:sub>/<jats:italic>F</jats:italic><jats:sub>m</jats:sub>) and growth rate. Under Fesufficient conditions, the Al addition still led to an increased growth rate, though the beneficial effects of Al addition on chlorophyll biosynthesis were no longer apparent. These results suggest that Al may facilitate chlorophyll biosynthesis and benefit the photosynthetic efficiency and growth of Felimited diatoms. We speculate that Al addition may enhance intracellular Fe use efficiency for chlorophyll biosynthesis by facilitating the superoxidemediated intracellular reduction of Fe(III) to Fe(II). Our study provides new evidence and support for the
AU - Zhou,L
AU - Liu,F
AU - Achterberg,EP
AU - Engel,A
AU - Campbell,PGC
AU - Fortin,C
AU - Huang,L
AU - Tan,Y
DO - 10.1002/lno.12558
EP - 1171
PY - 2024///
SN - 0024-3590
SP - 1157
TI - Promoting effects of aluminum addition on chlorophyll biosynthesis and growth of two cultured ironlimited marine diatoms
T2 - Limnology and Oceanography
UR -
VL - 69
ER -