Gabriela Mataloni

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Phytoplankton communities dominating Musgos and Papúa ponds with differing trophic states were sampled over 3 days enabling the detection of the physiological and population responses of microalgae to short-scale changes in biotic and abiotic factors, rather than frequently analyzed changes in community composition responses to long-scale environmental(More)
Ombrotrophic peat bogs from Tierra del Fuego are characteristically raised, dome-shaped, fed by precipitation, and nutrient-poor. Their landscape pattern consists of a Sphagnum magellanicum matrix encompassing pools with different morphometric and trophic features. Within the framework of a 2-year limnological survey in five pools from Rancho Hambre peat(More)
Bacterioplankton communities inhabiting peatlands have the potential to influence local ecosystem functions. However, most microbial ecology research in such wetlands has been done in ecosystems (mostly peat soils) of the Northern Hemisphere, and very little is known of the factors that drive bacterial community assembly in other regions of the world. In(More)
Peatlands often encompass shallow pools, wherein dystrophic and colored acid waters host a remarkably diverse biota, with ciliates likely playing a key role in their short trophic webs. In the Sphagnum magellanicum-dominated Rancho Hambre peat bog, a 2-year study was conducted in five pools with different morphometric and trophic characteristics, in order(More)
Bacteria play critical roles in peatland ecosystems. However, very little is known of how habitat heterogeneity affects the structure of the bacterial communities in these ecosystems. Here, we used amplicon sequencing of the 16S rRNA and nifH genes to investigate phylogenetic diversity and bacterial community composition in three different sub-Antarctic(More)
Peat bogs are regarded as extreme environments due to their low pH and low nutrient concentration, and thus hold a unique biota adapted to these particular conditions. The island of Tierra del Fuego encompasses the southernmost extensive peat bog area in the world, and is therefore particularly interesting from a biogeographical viewpoint. Within the same(More)
The ciliate Parasterkiella thompsoni (Foissner, 1996) nov. gen., nov. comb. was originally described from Antarctica. In the present study, we report the morphology, morphogenesis during cell division, and molecular phylogeny inferred from the 18S-rDNA sequence of a population isolated from the Rancho Hambre peat bog, Tierra del Fuego Province (Argentina).(More)
Peatland pools usually show a marked gradient regarding their minerotrophic (harder and less acidic waters) versus ombrotrophic (softer and more acidic waters) status, which appears to be crucial in structuring their planktonic food webs. In this study, we analyzed the effect of such habitat diversity in shaping bacterioplankton assemblages. The planktonic(More)
Sampling for chytrids in a variety of habitats has resulted in pure cultures that when analyzed have yielded hypotheses of relationships based on molecular and zoospore ultrastructural markers. To extend our understanding of diversity of Chytridiales in eastern Argentina and USA, we isolated and examined the morphology, ultrastructure and 28S and(More)
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