Epibiotic Diatoms Are Universally Present on All Sea Turtle Species.

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Nathan J Robinson ; Roksana Majewska ; Eric A Lazo-Wasem ; Ronel Nel ; Frank V Paladino ; Lourdes Rojas ; John D Zardus ; Theodora Pinou
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science (PLoS)
  • Journal: PLoS ONE, volume 11, issue 6 (issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203)
  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC4892466, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0157011
  • Subject: Turtles | Research Article | Earth Sciences | Reptiles | Ecology and Environmental Sciences | Algae | Engineering and Technology | Marine Biology | Ecology | Marine and Aquatic Sciences | Imaging Equipment | Plants | Phytoplankton | Chelonia | Electron Microscopy | Plankton | Animals | Scanning Electron Microscopy | Biology and Life Sciences | Research and Analysis Methods | Community Ecology | Scanning Electron Microscopes | Equipment | Medicine | Marine Ecology | Testudines | Vertebrates | Amniotes | Q | R | Diatoms | Museum Collections | Science | Organisms | Microscopy | Research Facilities | Invertebrates

The macro-epibiotic communities of sea turtles have been subject to growing interest in recent years, yet their micro-epibiotic counterparts are almost entirely unknown. Here, we provide the first evidence that diatoms are epibionts for all seven extant species of sea t... View more
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