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dc.contributor.authorGokul, Jarishma K.
dc.contributor.authorValverde, Angel
dc.contributor.authorTuffin, Marla I.
dc.contributor.authorCary, S. Craig
dc.contributor.authorCowan, Don A.
dc.coverage.spatialSwitzerlanden_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2014-12-14T21:12:30Z
dc.date.available2013-02-22
dc.date.available2014-12-14T21:12:30Z
dc.date.issued2013-02-22
dc.identifier.citationGokul, J. K., Valverde, A., Tuffin, M. I., Cary, S. C., & Cowan, D. A. (2013). Micro-eukaryotic diversity in hypolithons from Miers Valley, Antarctica. Biology, 2(1), 331–340. http://doi.org/10.3390/biology2010331en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/8964
dc.description.abstractThe discovery of extensive and complex hypolithic communities in both cold and hot deserts has raised many questions regarding their ecology, biodiversity and relevance in terms of regional productivity. However, most hypolithic research has focused on the bacterial elements of the community. This study represents the first investigation of micro-eukaryotic communities in all three hypolith types. Here we show that Antarctic hypoliths support extensive populations of novel uncharacterized bryophyta, fungi and protists and suggest that well known producer-decomposer-predator interactions may create the necessary conditions for hypolithic productivity in Antarctic deserts.
dc.format.extent331 - 340
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageeng
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherMDPI AG
dc.rightsThis is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License
dc.subjectAntarctica
dc.subjecthypoliths
dc.subjectmicro-eukaryotes
dc.titleMicro-eukaryotic diversity in hypolithons from Miers Valley, Antarctica
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/biology2010331
dc.relation.isPartOfBiology
pubs.begin-page331
pubs.elements-id83767
pubs.end-page340
pubs.issue1
pubs.volume2
dc.identifier.eissn2079-7737


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