Large-scale patterns in biodiversity of microbial eukaryotes from the abyssal sea floor.

@article{Scheckenbach2010LargescalePI,
  title={Large-scale patterns in biodiversity of microbial eukaryotes from the abyssal sea floor.},
  author={Frank Scheckenbach and Klaus Hausmann and Claudia Wylezich and Markus Weitere and Hartmut Arndt},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2010},
  volume={107 1},
  pages={
          115-20
        }
}
Eukaryotic microbial life at abyssal depths remains "uncharted territory" in eukaryotic microbiology. No phylogenetic surveys have focused on the largest benthic environment on this planet, the abyssal plains. Moreover, knowledge of the spatial patterns of deep-sea community structure is scanty, and what little is known originates primarily from morphology-based studies of foraminiferans. Here we report on the great phylogenetic diversity of microbial eukaryotic communities of all 3 abyssal… CONTINUE READING
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