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LI Jiaqi, MAO Yuze, JIANG Zengjie, ZHANG Jihong, BIAN Dapeng, FANG Jianguang. Impact of seawater carbonate variables on post-larval bivalve calcification[J]. HaiyangYuHuZhao, 2018, 36(2): 405-413

Impact of seawater carbonate variables on post-larval bivalve calcification

LI Jiaqi1,2, MAO Yuze1,2, JIANG Zengjie1,3, ZHANG Jihong1,3, BIAN Dapeng4, FANG Jianguang1,3
1 Yellow Sea Fisheries Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences, Qingdao 266071, China;
2 Laboratory of Marine Ecology and Environmental Science, Qingdao National Laboratory for Marine Science and Technology, Qingdao 266071, China;
3 Function Laboratory for Marine Fisheries Science and Food Production Processes, Qingdao National Laboratory for Marine Science and Technology, Qingdao 266071, China;
4 National Engineering and Research Center of Marine Shellfish, Weihai 264316, China
Several studies have demonstrated that shellfish calcification rate has been impacted by ocean acidification. However, the carbonate system variables responsible for regulating calcification rate are controversial. To distinguish the key variables, we manipulated a seawater carbonate system by regulating seawater pH and dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC). Calcification rates of juvenile blue mussel (Mytilus edulis) and Zhikong scallop (Chlamys farreri) were measured in different carbonate systems. Our results demonstrated that neither[HCO3-], DIC, or pH ([H+]) were determining factors for the shellfish calcification rate of blue mussel or Zhikong scallop. However, a significant correlation was detected between calcification rate and DIC/[H+] and[CO32-] in both species.
Key words:    ocean acidification|calcification|shellfish|carbonate system   
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