Why does the size of Ditylum brigtwellii change in a nature?

Title
Why does the size of Ditylum brigtwellii change in a nature?
Author(s)
정승원
KIOST Author(s)
Jung, Seung Won(정승원)
Publication Year
2013-11-26
Abstract
The objective of the present study was to assess size and morphological changes in response to temperature in the marine diatom, Ditylum brightwellii (West) Grunow, using ecological, morphological and physiological approaches. D. brightwellii has two distinct cell morphologies: prism (large-sized cell) and cylinder types (small-sized cell). In the coastal waters of South Korea, the prism type was found to be present at high frequency at low temperatures, whereas the cylinder type was predominant at high temperatures. Other environmental factors did not affect the presence of either cell type significantly. In growth experiments to determine the effect of temperature on the size of D. brightwellii, the abundance of the prism type increased at low temperature, but the abundance of the cylinder type increased at high temperature. These results are important for understanding temperature-induced size and morphological changes in D. brightwellii, and their potential role as an adaptive strategy.ii has two distinct cell morphologies: prism (large-sized cell) and cylinder types (small-sized cell). In the coastal waters of South Korea, the prism type was found to be present at high frequency at low temperatures, whereas the cylinder type was predominant at high temperatures. Other environmental factors did not affect the presence of either cell type significantly. In growth experiments to determine the effect of temperature on the size of D. brightwellii, the abundance of the prism type increased at low temperature, but the abundance of the cylinder type increased at high temperature. These results are important for understanding temperature-induced size and morphological changes in D. brightwellii, and their potential role as an adaptive strategy.
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/20633
Bibliographic Citation
일본 사가대학교 초청 세미나, pp.1, 2013
Type
Conference
Language
English
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Research Interests

Phytoplatnkon taxonomy,Phytoplatnkon physiology,Phycosphere,식물플랑크톤 분류,식물플랑크톤 생리,식물플랑크톤, 바이러스, 박테리아 관계

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