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Why snow melts in Antarctica? (Dlaczego śnieg topnieje w Antarktyce?)
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Why snow melts in Antarctica? (Dlaczego śnieg topnieje w Antarktyce?)

  A team led by professor Andrew Hodson from the University of Sheffield sought to find an answer to the following question: why does snow melt so fast in the Antarctic? The team has conducted research on Livingston Island, investigating the maritime Antarctic and examining the relationship between microbial communities and snow habitats. The nutrients … Continue reading

Old morphology in the new light – redescription of common Arctic tardigrade (Dawna morfologia w nowym świetle  – ponowny opis arktycznego niesporczaka)
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Old morphology in the new light – redescription of common Arctic tardigrade (Dawna morfologia w nowym świetle – ponowny opis arktycznego niesporczaka)

Knowledge about diversity of tardigrades suffer due to old species descriptions. Many species were described in the past without detailed figures and morphometric data, thus in the light of the modern taxonomy methods (DNA barcodes, modern microscopy) old descriptions are outdated.  Often it is impossible to compare new species with old descriptions. Team of polish … Continue reading