Poles Apart: The “Bipolar” Pteropod Species Limacina helicina Is Genetically Distinct Between the Arctic and Antarctic Oceans

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Hunt, Brian; Strugnell, Jan; Bednarsek, Nina; Linse, Katrin; Nelson, R. John; Pakhomov, Evgeny; Seibel, Brad; Steinke, Dirk; Würzberg, Laura;
(2010)
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science
  • Journal: PLoS ONE,volume 5,issue 3 (eissn: 1932-6203)
  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC2847597, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0009835
  • Subject: Research Article | Marine and Aquatic Sciences/Climate Change | Marine and Aquatic Sciences/Biological Oceanography | Marine and Aquatic Sciences/Genetics, Genomics, and Barcoding | Ecology/Ecosystem Ecology | Ecology/Marine and Freshwater Ecology | Ecology/Global Change Ecology | Marine and Aquatic Sciences/Biogeochemistry | Ecology/Conservation and Restoration Ecology | Ecology/Physiological Ecology | Ecology/Evolutionary Ecology | Marine and Aquatic Sciences/Evolutionary Biology | Marine and Aquatic Sciences/Conservation Science | Marine and Aquatic Sciences/Ecology
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The shelled pteropod (sea butterfly) Limacina helicina is currently recognised as a species complex comprising two sub-species and at least five “forma”. However, at the species level it is considered to be bipolar, occurring in both the Arctic and Antarctic oceans. Due... View more
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