To diversity and beyond: shifting Antarctic microbial communities along environmental gradientsRozema, P. D., 2017, [Groningen]: University of Groningen. 251 p.
Research output: Thesis › Thesis fully internal (DIV) › Academic
Also, we show that diversity is far greater than expected within this group of flagellated species with the presence of multiple different species. Moreover, we looked beyond the classical defined taxonomic levels, to the genetic variability and identify different “ecotypes” for all flagellated species. For example, for a species of cryptophytes, we show that one species (Geminigera cryophila) occurs in at least three ecotypes. Two of which occur at contrasting conditions, one prefers relative fresh water layers often associated with the melting of glaciers, the other prefers the salty conditions of the open ocean. These and other results in this thesis show a level of diversity with ecological relevance that is currently not investigated but holds implication of the Antarctic food web and is strongly linked to the changing environmental conditions.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Place of Publication||[Groningen]|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|
- Per Palsboll (Member)1-Dec-2017
Activity: Membership › Membership of committee › Academic