The three authors contributed equally to this work.
Rapid adaptation of phytoplankters to geothermal waters is achieved by single mutations: were extreme environments ‘Noah's Arks’ for photosynthesizers during the Neoproterozoic ‘snowball Earth’?
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Costas, E., Flores-Moya, A. and López-Rodas, V. (2008), Rapid adaptation of phytoplankters to geothermal waters is achieved by single mutations: were extreme environments ‘Noah's Arks’ for photosynthesizers during the Neoproterozoic ‘snowball Earth’?. New Phytologist, 180: 922–932. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2008.02620.x
- Issue online: 6 NOV 2008
- Version of Record online: 18 SEP 2008
- Received: 02 June 2008; Accepted: 21 July 2008
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