PFR2: a curated database of planktonic foraminifera 18S ribosomal DNA as a resource for studies of plankton ecology, biogeography and evolution

@article{Morard2015PFR2AC,
  title={PFR2: a curated database of planktonic foraminifera 18S ribosomal DNA as a resource for studies of plankton ecology, biogeography and evolution},
  author={Raphael Morard and Kate F. Darling and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Mah{\'e} and St{\'e}phane Audic and Yurika Ujii{\'e} and Agnes K. M. Weiner and Aurore Andr{\'e} and Heidi A. Seears and Christopher M. Wade and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Quill{\'e}v{\'e}r{\'e} and Christophe J. Douady and Gilles Escarguel and Thibault Garidel‐Thoron and Michael Siccha and Michal Ku{\vc}era and Colomban de Vargas},
  journal={Molecular Ecology Resources},
  year={2015},
  volume={15}
}
Planktonic foraminifera (Rhizaria) are ubiquitous marine pelagic protists producing calcareous shells with conspicuous morphology. They play an important role in the marine carbon cycle, and their exceptional fossil record serves as the basis for biochronostratigraphy and past climate reconstructions. A major worldwide sampling effort over the last two decades has resulted in the establishment of multiple large collections of cryopreserved individual planktonic foraminifera samples. Thousands… 

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