Groundwater life: some new biospeleological views resulting from the Ophel paradigm

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Francis Dov Por;
(2011)
  • Publisher: Editura Academiei Romane
  • Journal: Travaux de l'Institut de Speologie Emile Racovitza (issn: 0301-9187, eissn: 2067-9033)
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  • Subject: Ophel | groundwaters | Ayyalon | Thermosbaenacea | Chemolithotrophy. | Science | Q | Geology | QE1-996.5

The functioning of the new chemoautotrophic biome Ophel (POR, 2007) isdiscussed based on its type locality, the Ayyalon groundwater pool, which is compared to the Movile cave and the Frasassi caves. The specific role of the thermosbaenaceans as first consumers in chemoa... View more
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