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Rapid ecological change in the coastal zone of Lake Baikal (East Siberia): Is the site of the world's greatest freshwater biodiversity in danger?
Abstract Ecological degradation of the benthic littoral zone is an emerging, urgent problem at Lake Baikal (East Siberia), the most species-rich lake on Earth. Within the last 5 years, multipleExpand
Comparison of bacterial diversity and species composition in three endemic Baikalian sponges
Baikalian sponges are unique organisms with many species harboring symbiotic microbes that produce novel bioactive compounds. To investigate bacterial diversity of three species of Baikalian sponges,Expand
Stable isotope signatures and distribution of deepwater sponges in Lake Baikal
To better understand the species composition and nutrition of deepwater sponges in Lake Baikal, we determined the depth, habitat, and stable isotopic signatures for deepwater sponges. All spongeExpand
Some aspects in the life cycle of freshwater sponges (Spongillidae, Porifera) from open Lake Baikal
A histological analysis of the tissue structure in different species of Baikal sponges was performed. The material was collected at a depth of 3–4 m at the Berezovyi test site (southern Lake Baikal)Expand
A new species of Baikal endemic sponges (Porifera, Demospongiae, Spongillida, Lubomirskiidae)
Abstract This paper reports on a new species of the Baikal endemic sponge (fam. Lubomirskiidae) Swartschewskia khanaevisp. nov. The description of this species is based on morphological and molecularExpand