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Impacts of stratospheric ozone depletion and solar UVB radiation on seaweeds
Bischof, K.; Steinhoff, F.S. (2012). Impacts of stratospheric ozone depletion and solar UVB radiation on seaweeds, in: Wiencke, C. et al. (Ed.) Seaweed biology: Novel insights into ecophysiology, ecology and utilization. Ecological Studies, 219: pp. 433-448
In: Wiencke, C.; Bischof, K. (Ed.) (2012). Seaweed biology: Novel insights into ecophysiology, ecology and utilization. Ecological Studies, 219. Springer-Verlag: Berlin, Heidelberg. ISBN 978-3-642-28450-2. xiii, 510 pp., more
In: Heldmaier, G. et al. (Ed.) Ecological Studies. Springer: Heidelberg; Berlin. ISSN 0070-8356, more
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  • Bischof, K.
  • Steinhoff, F.S.

Abstract
    Solar ultraviolet-B radiation (UVB) represents a crucial environmental factor organisms in terrestrial and shallow aquatic ecosystems have to cope with. Based on their prime importance to habitat formation in coastal ecosystems, seaweeds have been intensively studied with respect to their physiological and ecological responses toward UVB exposure. The adverse effects of UVB on biomolecules may impair physiological functions (like, e.g., the photosynthetic machinery) and may ultimately result in changes in population, community, and ecosystem structure. This chapter summarizes adverse effects, acclimation strategies, and adaptive traits in seaweeds under UVB exposure, with a particular focus on the impact on microscopic developmental stages.

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