Pleurochrysis carterae


Pleurochrysis carterae

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name = "Pleurochrysis carterae"
domain = Eukaryota
unranked_phylum = Chromista
phylum = Haptophyta
classis = Prymnesiophyceae
ordo = Isochrysidales
familia = Pleurochrysidae
genus = "Pleurochrysis"
species = "P. carterae"
"Pleurochrysis carterae" is a unicellular coccolithophorid alga that has the ability to calcify subcellularly. They produce calcified scales, known as coccoliths, which are deposited on the surface of the cell resulting in the formation of a coccosphere. "Pleurochrysis carterae" produce heterococcoliths which are composed of crystal units of variable shapes and sizes.

See also

*Algaculture

External links

* [http://wwwlib.murdoch.edu.au/adt/pubfiles/adt-MU20050901.140745/02Whole.pdf wwwlib.murdoch.edu.au] THE CULTURE OF COCCOLITHOPHORID ALGAE FOR CARBON DIOXIDE BIOFIXATION (pdf)
* [http://webs.uvigo.es/thalassas/Thalassas%2020(1)/Thalassas20(1)paper_4.pdf webs.uvigo.es] INHIBITION OF CRYSTAL GROWTH IN COCCOLITH FORMATION OF PLEUROCHRYSIS CARTERAE BY A POTENT SCALE INHIBITOR, (1-HYDROXYETHYLIDENE) BISPHOSPHONIC ACID (HEBP)(pdf)
* [http://adsabs.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/nph-data_query?bibcode=2001mrap.conf..337D&link_type=ARTICLE&db_key=AST adsabs.harvard.edu] Pleurochrysis Carterae: a Model to Study Biologically Directed Mineralization in Space (pdf)
* [http://www.pubmedcentral.gov/picrender.fcgi?artid=165847&blobtype=pdf www.pubmedcentral.gov] Pseudo-cryptic speciation in coccolithophores(pdf)


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