Assessment of Zooplankton Community Composition along a Depth Profile in the Central Red Sea

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/561081
Title:
Assessment of Zooplankton Community Composition along a Depth Profile in the Central Red Sea
Authors:
Pearman, John K. ( 0000-0002-2237-9723 ) ; Irigoien, Xabier ( 0000-0002-5411-6741 )
Abstract:
The composition of zooplankton in the water column has received limited attention in the main body of the Red Sea and this study investigates the change in the community both spatially and temporally across 11 stations in the central Red Sea. Using molecular methods to target the v9 region of the 18S rRNA gene a total of approximately 11.5 million reads were sequenced resulting in 2528 operational taxonomic units (OTUs) at 97% similarity. The phylum Arthropoda dominated in terms of reads accounting for on average 86.2% and 65.3% for neuston nets and vertical multinets respectively. A reduction in the number of OTUs was noticed with depth for both total metazoa and Maxillopoda whilst there was also a significant change in the composition of the Maxillopoda community. The genus Corycaeus had a higher proportion of reads in the epipelagic zone with Pleuromamma becoming increasingly dominant with depth. No significant difference was observed in the community between night and day sampling however there was a significant difference in the zooplankton community between two sampling periods separated by 10 days.
KAUST Department:
Red Sea Research Center (RSRC)
Citation:
Assessment of Zooplankton Community Composition along a Depth Profile in the Central Red Sea 2015, 10 (7):e0133487 PLOS ONE
Publisher:
Public Library of Science (PLoS)
Journal:
PLoS ONE
Issue Date:
17-Jul-2015
DOI:
10.1371/journal.pone.0133487
Type:
Article
ISSN:
1932-6203
Additional Links:
http://dx.plos.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0133487
Appears in Collections:
Articles; Red Sea Research Center (RSRC)

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dc.contributor.authorPearman, John K.en
dc.contributor.authorIrigoien, Xabieren
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-27T12:24:38Zen
dc.date.available2015-07-27T12:24:38Zen
dc.date.issued2015-07-17en
dc.identifier.citationAssessment of Zooplankton Community Composition along a Depth Profile in the Central Red Sea 2015, 10 (7):e0133487 PLOS ONEen
dc.identifier.issn1932-6203en
dc.identifier.doi10.1371/journal.pone.0133487en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/561081en
dc.description.abstractThe composition of zooplankton in the water column has received limited attention in the main body of the Red Sea and this study investigates the change in the community both spatially and temporally across 11 stations in the central Red Sea. Using molecular methods to target the v9 region of the 18S rRNA gene a total of approximately 11.5 million reads were sequenced resulting in 2528 operational taxonomic units (OTUs) at 97% similarity. The phylum Arthropoda dominated in terms of reads accounting for on average 86.2% and 65.3% for neuston nets and vertical multinets respectively. A reduction in the number of OTUs was noticed with depth for both total metazoa and Maxillopoda whilst there was also a significant change in the composition of the Maxillopoda community. The genus Corycaeus had a higher proportion of reads in the epipelagic zone with Pleuromamma becoming increasingly dominant with depth. No significant difference was observed in the community between night and day sampling however there was a significant difference in the zooplankton community between two sampling periods separated by 10 days.en
dc.publisherPublic Library of Science (PLoS)en
dc.relation.urlhttp://dx.plos.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0133487en
dc.rightsThis is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are crediteden
dc.titleAssessment of Zooplankton Community Composition along a Depth Profile in the Central Red Seaen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentRed Sea Research Center (RSRC)en
dc.identifier.journalPLoS ONEen
dc.eprint.versionPublisher's Version/PDFen
kaust.authorIrigoien, Xabieren
kaust.authorPearman, John K.en
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