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Unveiling Distribution Patterns of Freshwater Phytoplankton by a Next Generation Sequencing Based Approach

  • Alexander Eiler mail,

    alexander.eiler@ebc.uu.se

    Affiliation: Uppsala University, Department of Ecology and Genetics, Limnology, Uppsala, Sweden

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  • Stina Drakare,

    Affiliation: Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Aquatic Sciences and Assessment, Uppsala, Sweden

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  • Stefan Bertilsson,

    Affiliation: Uppsala University, Department of Ecology and Genetics, Limnology, Uppsala, Sweden

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  • Jakob Pernthaler,

    Affiliation: Limnological Station, Institute of Plant Biology, Kilchberg, Switzerland

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  • Sari Peura,

    Affiliation: University of Jyväskylä, Department of Biological and Environmental Science, Jyväskylä, Finland

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  • Carina Rofner,

    Affiliation: Uppsala University, Department of Ecology and Genetics, Limnology, Uppsala, Sweden

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  • Karel Simek,

    Affiliation: Biology Centre of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, v.v.i., Institute of Hydrobiology, České Budějovice, Czech Republic

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  • Yang Yang,

    Affiliation: Uppsala University, Erken Laboratory, Norrtälje, Sweden

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  • Petr Znachor,

    Affiliation: Biology Centre of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, v.v.i., Institute of Hydrobiology, České Budějovice, Czech Republic

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  • Eva S. Lindström

    Affiliation: Uppsala University, Department of Ecology and Genetics, Limnology, Uppsala, Sweden

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  • Published: January 22, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0053516

About the Authors

Alexander Eiler, Stefan Bertilsson, Carina Rofner, Eva S. Lindström
Uppsala University, Department of Ecology and Genetics, Limnology, Uppsala, Sweden
Stina Drakare
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Aquatic Sciences and Assessment, Uppsala, Sweden
Jakob Pernthaler
Limnological Station, Institute of Plant Biology, Kilchberg, Switzerland
Sari Peura
University of Jyväskylä, Department of Biological and Environmental Science, Jyväskylä, Finland
Karel Simek, Petr Znachor
Biology Centre of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, v.v.i., Institute of Hydrobiology, České Budějovice, Czech Republic
Yang Yang
Uppsala University, Erken Laboratory, Norrtälje, Sweden

Corresponding Author

Email: alexander.eiler@ebc.uu.se

Competing Interests

Stefan Bertilsson is an editor of PLOS ONE. This does not alter the authors' adherence to all the PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Contributed data: ESL JP KS PZ SB SP YY. Conceived and designed the experiments: AE. Analyzed the data: AE SD CR. Wrote the paper: AE SD SB ESL.