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Published Feb. 4, 2013 12:31 PM

Pyrosequencing is applied for the study of plankton and protist diversity in lake Finsevatn. This lake has been influenced by human activity, particularly since the tourism came to this high-mountain location with the opening of the Oslo-Bergen railway in 1909. Scientific investigations since 1986 have revealed the diversity of the lake's phytoplankton by microscopy, but new technology supplies a much more diverse picture involving microbial parasites and previously unknown protists - some with relatives in marine environments - see Bråte et al. (2010), Shalchian-Tabrizi et al. (2011).