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dc.contributor.authorPearman, John K.
dc.contributor.authorIrigoien, Xabier
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-27T12:24:38Z
dc.date.available2015-07-27T12:24:38Z
dc.date.issued2015-07-17
dc.identifier.citationAssessment of Zooplankton Community Composition along a Depth Profile in the Central Red Sea 2015, 10 (7):e0133487 PLOS ONE
dc.identifier.issn1932-6203
dc.identifier.pmid26186220
dc.identifier.doi10.1371/journal.pone.0133487
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/561081
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.
dc.publisherPublic Library of Science (PLoS)
dc.relation.urlhttp://dx.plos.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0133487
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 credited
dc.titleAssessment of Zooplankton Community Composition along a Depth Profile in the Central Red Sea
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentRed Sea Research Center (RSRC)
dc.identifier.journalPLoS ONE
dc.eprint.versionPublisher's Version/PDF
kaust.personIrigoien, Xabier
kaust.personPearman, John K.
refterms.dateFOA2018-06-13T10:08:55Z


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