Title Is there a size limit for cosmopolitan distribution in free-living microorganisms? A biogeographical analysis of testate amoebae from polar areas
Author Yang Jun; Smith, H.G.; Sherratt, T.N.; Wilkinson, D.M.
Author Affil Yang Jun, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Key Laboratory of Urban Environment and Health, Institute of Urban Environment, Xiamen, China. Other: Coventry University, United Kingdom; Carleton University, Canada; Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom
Source Microbial Ecology, 59(4), p.635-645. Publisher: Springer-Verlag, New York - Heidelberg - Berlin, International. ISSN: 0095-3628
Publication Date 2010
Notes In English GeoRef Acc. No: 309077
Index Terms Antarctica; Arctic region; China-- Xizang; Asia; biogeography; China; communities; distribution; ecology; Far East; Invertebrata; microorganisms; phylogeny; Protista; Protozoa; size; Xizang China
Abstract Investigates how microorganism's size affects probability of having cosmopolitan distribution, using comparison of testate amoebae communities in cold locations (Arctic, Antarctic and Tibet). Demonstrates that probability of given taxa being reported in all three locations increases as test (shell) size decreases.
URL http://hdl.handle.net/10.1007/s00248-009-9615-8
Publication Type journal article
Record ID 91217