Buck-Wiese et al. (2022): Fucoid brown algae inject fucoidan carbon into the ocean

Hagen Buck-Wiese, Mona A. Andskog, Nguyen P. Nguyen & Jan-Hendrick Hehemann IN: PNAS 120 (1), https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2210561119

In this article, introducing quantitative tools for marinepolysaccharides, the authors show the extracellular matrix polysaccharide fucoidan to constitute up to half of brown algal exudates. This quantification of fucoidan can assess its contribution to carbon sequestration.