Lake Finsevatn: protist and plankton diversity by pyrosequencing
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).
Lake Finsevatn, Oct. 9th 2009. Photo D.K.
Litterature on lake Finsevatn:
Bråte, J., Logares, R., Berney, C., Ree, D.K., Klaveness, D., Jakobsen, K.S. & Shalchian-Tabrizi, K. 2010. Freshwater Perkinsea and marine-freshwater colonizations revealed by pyrosequencing and phylogeny of environmental rDNA. The ISME Journal (2010), 1-10
Shalchian-Tabrizi, K., Reier-Røberg, K., Ree, D.K., Klaveness, D. & Bråte, J. 2011. Marine-Freshwater Colonizations of Haptophytes Inferred from Phylogeny of Environmental 18S rDNA Sequences. J. Eukaryot. Microbiol. 58(4), 315-318