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dc.contributor.authorPearman, John K.
dc.contributor.authorEl-sherbiny, Mohsen M.
dc.contributor.authorLanzén, Anders
dc.contributor.authorAl-aidaroos, Ali M.
dc.contributor.authorIrigoien, Xabier
dc.date.accessioned2015-04-26T14:06:35Z
dc.date.available2015-04-26T14:06:35Z
dc.date.issued2014-07-30
dc.identifier.citationZooplankton diversity across three Red Sea reefs using pyrosequencing 2014, 1 Frontiers in Marine Science
dc.identifier.issn2296-7745
dc.identifier.doi10.3389/fmars.2014.00027
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/550662
dc.description.abstractCoral reefs are considered among the most diverse ecosystems on Earth, yet little is known about the diversity of plankton in the surrounding water column. Moreover, few studies have utilized genomic methods to investigate zooplankton diversity in any habitat. This study investigated the diversity of taxa by sampling 45 stations around three reef systems in the central/southern Red Sea. The diversity of metazoan plankton was investigated by targeting the 18S rRNA gene and clustering OTUs at 97% sequence similarity. A total of 754 and 854 metazoan OTUs were observed in the data set for the 1380F and 1389F primer sets respectively. The phylum Arthropoda dominated both primer sets accounting for ~60% of reads followed by Cnidaria (~20%). Only about 20% of OTUs were shared between all three reef systems and the relation between geographic distance and Jaccard Similarity measures was not significant. Cluster analysis showed that there was no distinct split between reefs and stations from different reefs clustered together both for metazoans as a whole and for the phyla Arthropoda, Cnidaria and Chordata separately. This suggests that distance may not be a determining factor in the taxonomic composition of stations.
dc.publisherFrontiers Media SA
dc.relation.urlhttp://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fmars.2014.00027/abstract
dc.rightsThis is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) or licensor are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.
dc.titleZooplankton diversity across three Red Sea reefs using pyrosequencing
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentBiological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division
dc.contributor.departmentMarine Science Program
dc.contributor.departmentPlankton ecology Research Group
dc.contributor.departmentRed Sea Research Center (RSRC)
dc.identifier.journalFrontiers in Marine Science
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dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Marine Biology, Faculty of Marine Science, King Abdelaziz University, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
dc.contributor.institutionMarine Science Department, Faculty of Marine Science, Suez Canal University, Ismailia, Egypt
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Ecology and Natural Resources, NEIKER-Tecnalia, Derio, Spain
kaust.personPearman, John K.
kaust.personIrigoien, Xabier
refterms.dateFOA2018-06-13T17:08:42Z


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