Mini Review: Diatom species as seen through a molecular window

Medlin, LK 2018 Mini Review: Diatom species as seen through a molecular window. Brazilian Journal of Botany, 41. 457-469.

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It has been accepted that we know less than 10% of the identified diversity in the marine microbial world and the diatoms are no exception. Even the species that we think we can easily recognize are often cryptic species, and even less is known of their life histories and spatial and temporal trends in their abundance and distribution. With new molecular and analytical techniques, we can advance our knowledge of a species to understand its morphological range, biogeographies and reproductive isolation. Moreover, some of molecular techniques are very sensitive. Depending on the species-level question(s) being asked, the molecular tools appropriate to answer them differ greatly.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Additional Keywords: Bacillariophyta, Barcoding, Molecular tools, Species concepts
Subjects: Botany
Marine Sciences
Divisions: Marine Biological Association of the UK > Ocean Biology
Depositing User: Prof Linda Medlin
Date made live: 09 Jul 2020 15:13
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2024 16:53

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