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Deep Sea Isolation: Hypersaline ‘Islands’ Harbor Unique Life (Science Daily)
Deep in the ocean exist super salty anoxic basins that form ‘islands’ allowing evolution to vary between communities of ciliated plankton. These unique communities are presented in BioMed Central’s open access journal BMC Microbiology, and provide an opportunity to observe multiple results of evolution from the same stock and different solutions to environmental difficulties.
Urania halocline ciliate. (Credit: Image courtesy of BioMed Central Limited)