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Planktonic microbial eukaryotes in polar surface waters: recent advances in high‑throughput sequencing


Liu, Q and Zhao, Q and McMinn, A and Yang, EJ and Jiang, Y, Planktonic microbial eukaryotes in polar surface waters: recent advances in high‑throughput sequencing, Marine Life Science & Technology, 3 pp. 94-102. ISSN 2662-1746 (2021) [Refereed Article]

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© Ocean University of China 2020

DOI: doi:10.1007/s42995-020-00062-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.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:marine microbial eukaryotes, high-throughput sequencing, molecular surveys, bipolar
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Microbiology
Research Field:Microbial ecology
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Management of Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments
Objective Field:Biodiversity in Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments
UTAS Author:McMinn, A (Professor Andrew McMinn)
ID Code:142904
Year Published:2021
Web of Science® Times Cited:18
Deposited By:Ecology and Biodiversity
Deposited On:2021-02-16
Last Modified:2021-10-04

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