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Planktonic microbial eukaryotes in polar surface waters: recent advances in high‑throughput sequencing
journal contributionposted on 2023-05-20, 21:11 authored by Liu, Q, Zhao, Q, Andrew McMinnAndrew McMinn, Yang, EJ, Jiang, Y
Marine microbial eukaryotes are important primary producers and play critical roles in key biogeochemical cycles. Recent advances in sequencing technology have focused attention on the extent of microbial biodiversity, revealing a huge, previously underestimated phylogenetic diversity with many new lineages. This technology has now become the most important tool to understand the ecological significance of this huge and novel diversity in polar oceans. In particular, high-throughput sequencing technologies have been successfully applied to enumerate and compare marine microbial diversity in polar environments. Here, a brief overview of polar microbial eukaryote diversity, as revealed by in-situ surveys of the high-throughput sequencing on 18S rRNA gene, is presented. Using these ‘omic’ approaches, further attention still needs to be focused on differences between specific locations and/or entire polar oceans and on bipolar comparisons of diversity and distribution.
Publication titleMarine Life Science & Technology
Department/SchoolInstitute for Marine and Antarctic Studies
Place of publicationGermany
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