Biodiversity development of terrestrial testate amoebae: is there any succession at all?

  title={Biodiversity development of terrestrial testate amoebae: is there any succession at all?},
  author={Manfred Wanner and Willi E. R. Xylander},
  journal={Biology and Fertility of Soils},
Heterotrophic protists (e.g. testate amoebae) play an important part in primary succession because these unicellular organisms occur immediately at newly exposed land surfaces in high abundances and biomasses, facilitating the establishment of plants and animals. We investigated testate amoebae from soils of different age and successional stage, which revealed remarkably high abundances and biomasses even at very dry sites. Emphasis was set on two inland dune microchronosequences of different… 

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