Surprisingly high levels of biodiversity and endemism amongst Antarctic rotifers uncovered with mitochondrial DNA

@article{VelascoCastrilln2014SurprisinglyHL,
  title={Surprisingly high levels of biodiversity and endemism amongst Antarctic rotifers uncovered with mitochondrial DNA},
  author={Alejandro Velasco-Castrill{\'o}n and T. J. Page and J. Gibson and M. Stevens},
  journal={Biodiversity},
  year={2014},
  volume={15},
  pages={130 - 142}
}
Antarctica is one of the harshest environments on the planet because of its extreme climatic conditions, with prolonged winters, freezing temperatures and lack of liquid water. While almost the entire continent (99.7%) is covered year round by snow and ice, some mountain peaks and coastal areas are ice-free and sustain life. Invertebrates dominate in this environment, but despite their obvious abundance, little is known of one major player, the rotifers. In this study, we examine the… Expand

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