The Intercontinental phylogeography of neustonic daphniids

  title={The Intercontinental phylogeography of neustonic daphniids},
  author={Derek J. Taylor and Sandra J Connelly and Alexey A. Kotov},
  journal={Scientific Reports},
Organisms that live at the freshwater surface layer (the neuston) occupy a high energy habitat that is threatened by human activities. Daphniids of the genera Scapholeberis and Megafenestra are adapted to the neuston but are poorly studied for biogeography and diversity. Here we assess the global phylogeography of neustonic daphniids. We obtained 402 new multigene sequences from the 12S rRNA, 16S rRNA, and tRNA (val) regions of the mitochondrial genomes of daphniids from 186 global sites. We… 
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