Censusing marine eukaryotic diversity in the twenty-first century

  title={Censusing marine eukaryotic diversity in the twenty-first century},
  author={Matthieu Leray and Nancy Knowlton},
  booktitle={Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences},
The ocean constitutes one of the vastest and richest biomes on our planet. Most recent estimations, all based on indirect approaches, suggest that there are millions of marine eukaryotic species. Moreover, a large majority of these are small (less than 1 mm), cryptic and still unknown to science. However, this knowledge gap, caused by the lack of diagnostic morphological features in small organisms and the limited sampling of the global ocean, is currently being filled, thanks to new DNA-based… CONTINUE READING
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