Bipolar dispersal of red-snow algae

Segawa, Takahiro, Matsuzaki, Ryo, Takeuchi, Nozomu, Akiyoshi, Ayumi, Navarro Valero, Francisco José ORCID:, Sugiyama, Shin, Yonezawa, Takahiro and Mori, Hiroshi (2018). Bipolar dispersal of red-snow algae. "Nature Communications", v. 9 (n. 3094); pp. 1-8. ISSN 2041-1723.


Title: Bipolar dispersal of red-snow algae
  • Segawa, Takahiro
  • Matsuzaki, Ryo
  • Takeuchi, Nozomu
  • Akiyoshi, Ayumi
  • Navarro Valero, Francisco José
  • Sugiyama, Shin
  • Yonezawa, Takahiro
  • Mori, Hiroshi
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Nature Communications
Date: August 2018
ISSN: 2041-1723
Volume: 9
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Telecomunicación (UPM)
Department: Matemática Aplicada a las Tecnologías de la Información y las Comunicaciones
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Red-snow algae are red-pigmented unicellular algae that appear seasonally on the surface of thawing snow worldwide. Here, we analyse the distribution patterns of snow algae sampled from glaciers and snow patches in the Arctic and Antarctica based on nuclear ITS2 sequences, which evolve rapidly. The number of phylotypes is limited in both polar regions, and most are specific to either the Arctic or Antarctica. However, the bipolar phylotypes account for the largest share (37.3%) of all sequences, suggesting that red-algal blooms in polar regions may comprise mainly cosmopolitan phylotypes but also include endemic organisms, which are distributed either in the Arctic or Antarctica.

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Government of Spain
Descarga de masa de los glaciares al océano: mejora de las estimaciones actuales y predicción de aportaciones futuras en un clima cambiante

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Item ID: 54864
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DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-05521-w
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Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 06 May 2019 17:46
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2023 18:03
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