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We study the diversity in several genetic lineages of Globigerinella (a planktonic foraminifer genus) and find that the different lineages have varying diversities; with some being hyperdiverse. Ecological reasons can be ruled out as an explanation, leading to the conclusion that some lineages show inherently higher diversities than others.

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If diversitfication rates are inherently different between foraminiferal lineages then some lineages will have a higher adaptive potential than others.

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This page is a summary of: Phylogeography of the Tropical Planktonic Foraminifera Lineage Globigerinella Reveals Isolation Inconsistent with Passive Dispersal by Ocean Currents, PLoS ONE, March 2014, PLOS,
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0092148.
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