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Deep, diverse and definitely different: unique attributes of the world's largest ecosystem
Abstract. The deep sea, the largest biome on Earth, has a series of characteristics that make this environment both distinct from other marine and land ecosystems and unique for the entire planet.…
Sequence and analysis of chromosome 4 of the plant Arabidopsis thaliana
Analysis of 17.38 megabases of unique sequence, representing about 17% of the Arabidopsis genome, reveals 3,744 protein coding genes, 81 transfer RNAs and numerous repeat elements.
The biodiversity of the deep Southern Ocean benthos
- A. Brandt, C. De Broyer, P. Tyler
- Environmental SciencePhilosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B…
- 29 January 2007
The general biodiversity patterns of meio-, macro- and megafaunal taxa are described, based on historical and recent expeditions, and against the background of the geological events and phylogenetic relationships that have influenced the biodiversity and evolution of the investigated taxa.
First insights into the biodiversity and biogeography of the Southern Ocean deep sea
New data from recent sampling expeditions in the deep Weddell Sea and adjacent areas reveal high levels of new biodiversity, challenging suggestions that deep-sea diversity is depressed in the Southern Ocean and providing a basis for exploring the evolutionary significance of the varied biogeographic patterns observed in this remote environment.
Higher classification of the flabelliferan and related Isopoda based on a reappraisal of relationships
Morphological characters are used to explore relationships between 35 genus-, family- and suborder-level taxa of flabelliferan Isopoda in a cladistic analysis and to derive a new classification, and unambiguous relationships between most families are resolved.
Zur Besiedlungsgeschichte des antarktischen Schelfes am Beispiel der Isopoda (Crustacea, Malacostraca) = Colonization of the Antarctic shelf by the Isopoda (Crustacea, Malacostraca)
- A. Brandt
- Biology, Geography
Brooding and Species Diversity in the Southern Ocean: Selection for Brooders Or Speciation within Brooding Clades?
Some evidence supports the three vicariant hypotheses, with the ACC hypothesis perhaps the best predictor of observed patterns, both the unusual number of species with nonpelagic development and the notably high biodiversity found in the Southern Ocean.
On the origin and evolution of Antarctic Peracarida (Crustacea, Malacostraca)*
- A. Brandt
- Environmental Science, Biology
- 30 December 1999
This analysis demonstrates that the origin of the Antarctic fauna probably has different roots: an adaptive radiation of descendants from old Gondwanian ancestors was hypothesized for the isopod families Serolidae and Arcturidae, an evolution and radiation of phylogenetically old taxa in Antarctica could also be shown for the Ostracoda and the amphipod family Iphimediidae.
Antarctic serolidae and cirolanidae (crustacea: isopoda) : new genera, new species, and redescriptions
- A. Brandt
Climate change and Southern Ocean ecosystems I: how changes in physical habitats directly affect marine biota
- A. Constable, J. Melbourne‐Thomas, P. Ziegler
- Environmental ScienceGlobal Change Biology
- 1 October 2014
Current and expected changes in ASO physical habitats in response to climate change are reviewed, including how these changes may impact the autecology of marine biota: microbes, zooplankton, salps, Antarctic krill, fish, cephalopods, marine mammals, seabirds, and benthos.