Diversity and endemism of ciliates inhabiting Neotropical phytotelmata

@article{Dunthorn2012DiversityAE,
  title={Diversity and endemism of ciliates inhabiting Neotropical phytotelmata},
  author={Micah Dunthorn and Thorsten Stoeck and Klaus Wolf and Hans-Werner Breiner and Wilhelm Foissner},
  journal={Systematics and Biodiversity},
  year={2012},
  volume={10},
  pages={195 - 205}
}
While the diversity and distribution of macro-organisms living in phytotelmata (plant-container habitats) is well known, detailed taxonomic work on micro-organisms living in the same environments is limited. As a model clade of microbial eukaryotes, sampling of ciliates in Neotropical bromeliad tanks increased, and Neotropical phytotelmata such as bamboo stumps and tree holes were newly sampled. Thirty-three isolates from Brazil, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Jamaica and Mexico were sequenced… 

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