Steve Schmidt

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BACKGROUND The time it takes to isolate individuals from environmental samples and then extract DNA from each individual is one of the problems with generating molecular data from meiofauna such as eutardigrades and bdelloid rotifers. The lack of consistent morphological information and the extreme abundance of these classes makes morphological(More)
Previous surveys of very dry Atacama Desert mineral soils have consistently revealed sparse communities of non-photosynthetic microbes. The functional nature of these microorganisms remains debatable given the harshness of the environment and low levels of biomass and diversity. The aim of this study was to gain an understanding of the phylogenetic(More)
There is an error in the information presented in Table 2. The 11th species should not be listed and the information for the 12th and 13th species in columns 4–6 of the table was incorrectly placed on the species directly above. Table 2 is a summary table and the data miss-attributed are correctly displayed in Figure 2. Table 2 | A summary of subnival zone(More)
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