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

Liu, Q, Zhao, Q, McMinn, A ORCID: 0000-0002-2133-3854, Yang, EJ and Jiang, Y 2021 , 'Planktonic microbial eukaryotes in polar surface waters: recent advances in high‑throughput sequencing' , Marine Life Science & Technology, vol. 3 , pp. 94-102 , doi: 10.1007/s42995-020-00062-y.

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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 Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Liu, Q and Zhao, Q and McMinn, A and Yang, EJ and Jiang, Y
Keywords: marine microbial eukaryotes, high-throughput sequencing, molecular surveys, bipolar
Journal or Publication Title: Marine Life Science & Technology
Publisher: Springer
ISSN: 2662-1746
DOI / ID Number: 10.1007/s42995-020-00062-y
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© Ocean University of China 2020

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