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Barcoding diatoms: exploring alternatives to COI-5P.
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It is suggested that rbcL-3P should be used as the primary marker for diatom barcoding, while LSU D2/D3 should be sequenced as a secondary marker to facilitate environmental surveys. Expand
Littoral diatom assemblages as bioindicators of lake trophic status: A case study from perialpine lakes in Austria
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Indicators based on epiphytic diatoms from young reed stalks correlated strongly with the concentrations of total phosphorus, so that reeds were found to be the most suitable substrate for bioindication. Expand
Synechococcus: 3 billion years of global dominance
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A new genome of a Synechococcus‐like cyanobacterium from a novel evolutionary lineage is presented, characterized by serial convergence of the features, that is multicellularity and ecology, and Quantification of horizontal gene transfer among 70 cyanobacterial genomes revealed significant differences among studied genomes. Expand
Environmental and spatial controls of biotic assemblages in a discrete semi‐terrestrial habitat: comparison of organisms with different dispersal abilities sampled in the same plots
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These findings provide strong support for the hypothesis that both environmental and spatial variables structure metacommunities of organisms with very different dispersal abilities, including microscopic diatoms, may be predicted using important trait differences between organisms. Expand
Distribution of diatoms and bryophytes on linear transects through spring fens
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Significant relationships were found between the occurrence of some mosses and diatom species composition, independent from the measured moisture characteristics, in three acidic, mineral-poor spring fens in the Western Carpathian flysch zone. Expand
Species concepts and speciation factors in cyanobacteria, with connection to the problems of diversity and classification
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The forces shaping the evolution of cyanobacteria are reviewed, a rapid increase in cyanobacterial taxa described and large revisions of the system in the future are anticipated as scientists adopt a common approach to cyanob bacterial systematics. Expand
The ecology of freshwater epipelic algae: an update
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No standard methodology exists for sampling freshwater epipelon, and the advantages and disadvantages of a suite of currently employed methodologies are discussed and areas of research requiring particular focus in the future are outlined. Expand
Pseudocryptic diversity versus cosmopolitanism in diatoms: a case study on Navicula cryptocephala Kütz. (Bacillariophyceae) and morphologically similar taxa.
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Cytological, reproductive and morphological variation, investigated by means of landmark-based geometric morphometrics, were in congruence with molecular data, and confirmed the existence of genetically distinct lineages within N. cryptocephala, and revealed a close relationship between N. trivialis and N. cryptotenella. Expand
Littoral diatoms as indicators for the eutrophication of shallow lakes
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The main objective of the presented paper is to validate the feasibility of the use of littoral periphyton comunities for the biomonitoring of standing waters with good indicators of the fishpond water quality. Expand
Morphological and molecular study of epipelic filamentous genera Phormidium, Microcoleus and Geitlerinema (Oscillatoriales, Cyanophyta/ Cyanobacteria)
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Overall diversity and morphological/genetic variation of epipelic species is not as high as described from other benthic habitats, possibly due to the relative microhabitat uniformity of lake/pond bottom sediments. Expand
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