Study Demonstrates High, Very Specific Species Diversity of the Deep-Sea

Date: April 28, 2021

Source: AZoCleantech

The study was performed by ecologists from the Institute of Zoology of the University of Cologne. Across two decades, a team of researchers under Professor Dr Hartmut Arndt from the Institute of Zoology has put together a wealth of data that, for the first time, enables a comparison of the diversity of existing eukaryotes, or organisms with a cell nucleus.

A complete picture of biodiversity in the deep sea has been offered by sediment samples collected from depths of 4000–8350 m, the cultivation and sequencing of populations that occur mainly in the deep sea, and lastly, molecular analysis with high-throughput methods.

Continue reading here.

Posted on Categories Uncategorized