Seawater carbonate chemistry and impacts of calcium and carbonate ion concentration on Mg and Sr incorporation in cultured benthic foraminifera (Ammonia tepida and Heterostegina depressa), 2011, supplement to: Dueñas-Bohórquez, Adriana; Raitzsch, Markus; de Nooijer, Lennart Jan; Reichart, Gert-Jan (2011): Independent impacts of calcium and carbonate ion concentration on Mg and Sr incorporation in cultured benthic foraminifera. Marine Micropaleontology, 81(3-4), 122-130


Laboratory culture experiments were conducted to determine effects of seawater carbonate ion concentration ([CO32-]), and thereby calcite saturation state, on Mg and Sr incorporation into calcite of two species of shallow-water benthic foraminifera: Ammonia tepida and Heterostegina depressa. Impact on Mg and Sr incorporation by increased seawater [CO32-] and thereby higher calcite saturation state, is absent in either species. Comparison to results from a similar culturing experiment, in which calcite saturation state was varied as a function of [Ca2+], reveals that saturation state affects incorporation of Mg and Sr through calcium- rather than carbonate availability. The similarity in response by both species is surprising since the average Mg/Ca ratio is ~ 70 times higher in H. depressa than in A. tepida. Furthermore, these results suggest that the ions involved in biomineralization (i.e. Ca2+ and DIC) are processed by separate cellular transport mechanisms. The similar response of Mg and Sr incorporation in this study suggests that only differences in the Ca2+ transport mechanism affect divalent cation partitioning.

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Creator Reichart, Gert-Jan;Dueñas-Bohórquez, Adriana;de Nooijer, Lennart Jan;Raitzsch, Markus
Publisher PANGAEA - Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Science
Publication Year 2011
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC-BY)
Language English
Resource Type Supplementary Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Discipline Earth System Research