Insights into global diatom distribution and diversity in the world’s ocean

  title={Insights into global diatom distribution and diversity in the world’s ocean},
  author={Shruti Malviya and Eleonora Scalco and St{\'e}phane Audic and Flora Vincent and Alaguraj Veluchamy and Julie Poulain and Patrick Wincker and D. Iudicone and Colomban de Vargas and Lucie Bittner and Adriana Zingone and Chris Bowler},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences},
  pages={E1516 - E1525}
Diatoms (Bacillariophyta) constitute one of the most diverse and ecologically important groups of phytoplankton. [] Key Result We provide a new estimate of diversity of marine planktonic diatoms at 4,748 operational taxonomic units (OTUs).

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