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The First Record for the Americas of Loxodes rex, a Flagship Ciliate with an Alleged Restricted Biogeography

Overview of attention for article published in Microbial Ecology, August 2015
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Title
The First Record for the Americas of Loxodes rex, a Flagship Ciliate with an Alleged Restricted Biogeography
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Microbial Ecology, August 2015
DOI 10.1007/s00248-015-0656-x
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Hunter N. Hines, Peter J. McCarthy, Genoveva F. Esteban

Abstract

As the foundations of food webs, protozoa are essential to the success of an ecological system. These organisms are often overlooked, and research in the Americas is sparse. Recent samplings conducted in freshwater canals and ponds in Florida, USA, have revealed Loxodes rex, an alleged endemic ciliate species. Originally described as endemic to tropical Africa, L. rex has been considered a prime candidate for proof of microbial endemism. Our studies have shown this giant, non-encysting ciliate to be thriving in subtropical Florida. Our observations are novel and include both the first record of occurrence for the Americas and the first high-quality in vivo images for this charismatic species.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Mexico 1 14%
Unknown 6 86%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 2 29%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 29%
Other 1 14%
Professor 1 14%
Unspecified 1 14%
Other 0 0%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 43%
Unspecified 2 29%
Environmental Science 2 29%

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#7,643,212
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#825
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#27
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