Margaux Carmichael

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Marine plankton support global biological and geochemical processes. Surveys of their biodiversity have hitherto been geographically restricted and have not accounted for the full range of plankton size. We assessed eukaryotic diversity from 334 size-fractionated photic-zone plankton communities collected across tropical and temperate oceans during the(More)
Bathymetric distributions of photosynthetic marine invertebrate species are relatively well studied, however the importance of symbiont zonation (i.e. hosting of distinct algal endosymbiont communities over depth) in determining these depth distributions still remains unclear. Here, we assess the prevalence of symbiont zonation in tropical scleractinian(More)
The genus Symbiodinium comprises a diverse group of dinoflagellates known for their obligate relationship with reef–building corals. Members of the sub-genus ‘clade C’ are abundant, geographically wide-spread, as well as genetically and ecologically diverse. Coral colonies harboring clade C are often the most exposed to physical stressors. The genotypic(More)
Next generation sequencing allows rapid development of genetic markers for investigating the ecology and evolution of non-model organisms. In the present study we employed 454 sequencing and high through-put screening to ultimately generate eight highly polymorphic microsatellites for Zoanthus sansibaricus, a common colonial anemone in the order Zoantharia(More)
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