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Eight new species of Pseudophilautus (Amphibia: Anura: Rhacophoridae) from Sripada World Heritage Site (Peak Wilderness), a local amphibian hotspot in Sri Lanka
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Eight new species of Pseudophilautus were discovered as a result of a survey carried out to study the herpetofaunal diversity with the changes in elevation in the Sripada World Heritage Site (Peak Wilderness), Central Hills of Sri Lanka.
Rediscovery of Pseudophilautus hypomelas (Günther, 1876) (Amphibia: Anura: Rhacophoridae) from the Peak Wilderness, Sri Lanka, a species thought to be extinct!
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Pseudophilautus hypomelas, previously known from the type collection of 14 specimens deposited in the Natural History Museum, London, is rediscovered from the Peak Wilderness, Central Hills of Sri Lanka, with a rediscription of the species from fresh collections.
Cnemaspis rammalensis sp. nov., Sri Lanka's largest day-gecko (Sauria: Gekkonidae: Cnemaspis) from Rammalakanda Man and Biosphere Reserve in southern Sri Lanka.
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A new species of rock dwelling gecko belonging to the genus Cnemaspis is described from Sri Lanka based on a suite of morphological features and is the second largest of the Western Ghats-Sri Lanka Biodiversity Hotspot.
Systematic assessment of chlorine tolerance mechanism in a potent biofilm-forming marine bacterium Halomonas boliviensis
Abstract Bacterial colonization on submerged surfaces is a fundamental phenomenon associated with biofouling in the marine environment. To control such bio-growth, chlorination is the most commonly
Exploring the impacts of heavy metals on spatial variations of sediment-associated bacterial communities.
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By linking HMs with bacterial compositional variations, the present study highlights the likely influence of HMs in shaping sedimentary microbiota of coastal regions.
Culture dependent and independent analysis and appraisal of early stage biofilm-forming bacterial community composition in the Southern coastal seawater of India.
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Vibrionaceae of Gammaproteobacteria as dominant group in early stage of biofilm formation is found, which forms the basis for the proposed hypothesis of species sorting theory, that is, the local environmental conditions influence bacterial community assembly.
Sediment-associated bacterial community and predictive functionalities are influenced by choice of 16S ribosomal RNA hypervariable region(s): An amplicon-based diversity study.
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Conclusively, this study proved that HVR selection has a profound effect on overall results and thus should be selected with utmost caution.
A new species of Rhinophis Hemprich, 1820 (Serpentes: Uropeltidae) from the central hills of Sri Lanka.
A new species of uropeltid snake, Rhinophis roshanpererai sp. nov., is described based on three specimens from Badulla District, Sri Lanka. The new species is distinguished from its congeners by the
Thermal discharge-induced seawater warming alters richness, community composition and interactions of bacterioplankton assemblages in a coastal ecosystem
TLDR
Results indicated that increasing temperature has a profound impact on marine bacterioplankton richness, community composition, and inter-species interactions.
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