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- SUNG, WAY, et al. Show all 7 Authors
- Molecular ecology 2012 v.21 no.5 pp. 1048-1059
- Nematoda; anthropogenic activities; basins; benthic organisms; biodiversity; databases; ecosystems; environmental impact; eukaryotic cells; evolution; fungi; genes; habitats; life history; marine sediments; microbial communities; oceans; ribosomal RNA
- ... Microbial eukaryotes (nematodes, protists, fungi, etc., loosely referred to as meiofauna) are ubiquitous in marine sediments and probably play pivotal roles in maintaining ecosystem function. Although the deep‐sea benthos represents one of the world’s largest habitats, we lack a firm understanding of the biodiversity and community interactions amongst meiobenthic organisms in this ecosystem. Withi ...
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- Molecular ecology 2010 v.19 no.24 pp. 5521-5530
- Nematoda; biodiversity; canopy; ecosystems; habitats; lowlands; poles; soil; surveys; tropical rain forests; vertebrates; Costa Rica
- ... The general patterns of increasing biodiversity from the poles to the equator have been well documented for large terrestrial organisms such as plants and vertebrates but are largely unknown for microbiota. In contrast to macrobiota, microbiota have long been assumed to exhibit cosmopolitan, random distributions and a lack of spatial patterns. To evaluate the assumption, we conducted a survey of n ...