Eukaryotic Diversity in Spain's River of Fire

Linda Amaral Zettler, Felipe Gomez, Eric Zettler, Brendan Keenan, Ricardo Amils, Mitchell Sogin, Nature Publishing Group

This brief journal communication describes the eukaryotic diversity of Spain's Rio Tinto, which is surprisingly greater than that of the prokaryotes. Morphology and molecular- based investigations are introduced and results are shown in the form of a minimum-evolution analysis phylogeny. The article challenges former ideas about the phylogenetic range of organisms that are capable of living in extreme environments. A subscription to nature - - is needed to view this resource.

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Subject: Biology, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Biology:Microbiology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources, Overview/Reference Work
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), Graduate/Professional, High School (9-12), College Upper (15-16)
Extreme Environments: Acidic