Effects of ocean acidification and solar ultraviolet radiation on physiology and toxicity of dinoflagellate Karenia mikimotoi

Published: 20 November 2018| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/nsdg2sp5rj.1
wanchun Guan


In Wang et al., a batch culture experiment was conducted to study the interactive effects of ocean acidification (OA) and solar ultraviolet radiation (UVR, 280 – 400 nm) on the harmful dinoflagellate Karenia mikimotoi. this study focused on physiological (growth, pigments, UVabc) and toxicity (hemolytic activity and its toxicity to zebrafish embryos) response variables, representing two factorial combinations of CO2 (400 and 1000 μatm) and solar irradiance (with or without UVR). These results indicated this strain (DP-C32) of K. mikimotoi cells may have efficient mechanisms to endure the combination of ocean acidification and solar UVR.



Wenzhou Medical University School of Laboratory Medicine and Life Sciences


Physiological Ecology, Danio Rerio, Toxic Algae