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Grazer-induced responses in marine phytoplankton


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Title: Grazer-induced responses in marine phytoplankton
Authors: Bergkvist, Johanna
E-mail: johanna.bergkvist@bioenv.gu.se
Issue Date: 27-Sep-2012
University: University of Gothenburg. Faculty of Science
Institution: Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences ; Institutionen för biologi och miljövetenskap
Parts of work: I. Bergkvist, J., Selander, E., Pavia H. 2008. Induction of toxin production in dinoflagellates: the grazer makes a difference. Oecologia 156(1): 147-154.
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II. Paul, C., Reunamo, A., Lindehoff, E., Bergkvist, J., Mausz, M. A., Larsson, H., Richter, H., Wängberg, S-Å., Leskinen, P., Båmstedt U., Pohnert G., 2012. Diatom Derived Polyunsaturated Aldehydes Do Not Structure the Planktonic Microbial Community in a Mesocosm Study. Mar. Drugs 10(4), 775-792
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III. Bergkvist, J, Thor, P., Jakobsen, H. H., Wängberg, S-Å., Selander E., 2012. Grazer-induced chain length plasticity reduces grazing risk in a marine diatom. Limnology & Oceanography, 57(1), 318-324 |

IV. Bergkvist J., Eggertsen M., Hansen G. Grazer-induced colony size plasticity – a general response in colony forming phytoplankton? Manuscript
Date of Defence: 2012-10-19
Disputation: Fredagen den 19e oktober 2012, kl. 10.00, Hörsalen, Institutionen för biologi och miljövetenskap, Carl Skottsbergsgata 22B
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: phytoplankton
defence
dinoflagellate
diatoms
paralytic shellfish toxins
polyunsaturated aldehydes
chain formation
Abstract: Phytoplankton are the most important primary producers in the world’s oceans, yet little is known of how they avoid the constant threats from the pelagic grazers. From land it is well known that plants defend themselves by having thorns or producing compounds unpalatable to grazers. This thesis shows how different species of phytoplankton cope with different threats from pelagic grazers. In paper I the focus was on the dinoflagellate Alexandrium minutum, a producer of the highly potent neuroto... more
ISBN: 978-91-85529-51-3
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/30155
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