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Pyrosequencing-Based Assessment of Bacterial Community Structure Along Different Management Types in German Forest and Grassland Soils
Background Soil bacteria are important drivers for nearly all biogeochemical cycles in terrestrial ecosystems and participate in most nutrient transformations in soil. In contrast to the importanceExpand
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Fatty acid profiles and their distribution patterns in microalgae: a comprehensive analysis of more than 2000 strains from the SAG culture collection
BackgroundAmong the various biochemical markers, fatty acids or lipid profiles represent a chemically relatively inert class of compounds that is easy to isolate from biological material. Fatty acidExpand
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JENUFA GEN. NOV.: A NEW GENUS OF COCCOID GREEN ALGAE (CHLOROPHYCEAE, INCERTAE SEDIS) PREVIOUSLY RECORDED BY ENVIRONMENTAL SEQUENCING 1
The diversity of eukaryotic microorganisms is far from fully described, as indicated by the vast number of unassigned genotypes retrieved by environmental sequencing or metagenomics. We isolatedExpand
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Interannual variation in land-use intensity enhances grassland multidiversity
Significance Land-use intensification is a major threat to biodiversity. So far, however, studies on biodiversity impacts of land-use intensity (LUI) have been limited to a single or few groups ofExpand
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Temperature-related phenotypic plasticity in the green microalga Micrasterias rotata
Temperature-related morphological variation of Micrasterias rotata (Desmidiales) strain CAUP K604 was investigated using landmark-based geometric morphometrics. Cultured morpho- types were comparedExpand
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Widespread green algae Chlorella and Stichococcus exhibit polar-temperate and tropical-temperate biogeography.
Chlorella and Stichococcus are morphologically simple airborne microalgae, omnipresent in terrestrial and aquatic habitats. The minute cell size and resistance against environmental stress facilitateExpand
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Biodiversity of soil cyanobacteria in the hyper‐arid Atacama Desert, Chile
The cyanobacterial diversity of soils of the Atacama Desert (Chile) was investigated using 16S rRNA gene cloning/sequencing directly from soil samples and 16S rRNA gene sequencing from unialgalExpand
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Diversity of Microscopic Green Algae (Chlorophyta) in Calcifying Biofilms of Two Karstic Streams in Germany
For the first time the diversity of microscopic green algae (Chlorophyta) from calcified biofilms of karstic streams was analyzed using a combined approach based on pure cultures, i.e., 18S rRNA geneExpand
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Green algae in soil: assessing their biodiversity and biogeography with molecular-phylogenetic methods based on cultures
Green microalgae (Chlorophyta) dominate soils in the northern temperate climate zone, however, their biodiversity is still poorly understood. Available diversity inventories rely on light microscopyExpand
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Molecular Evidence for the Wide Distribution of Two Lineages of Terrestrial Green Algae (Chlorophyta) over Tropics to Temperate Zone
Phylogenetic analyses of 18S rDNA sequences from environmental clones and culture strains revealed a widespread distribution of two subaerial green algal lineages, Jenufa and Xylochloris, recentlyExpand
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