Task 5 Taxonomy

Background: We expect to find novel species to science in the strains from task 4, especially of nanoplankton. The partners have extensive taxonomic experience, cover different taxonomic protist groups and have described a number of novel species. Some of the partners such as Eikrem have extensive experience in ultrastructure studies and EM preparations that will be transferred to the post doc and others.

Aim: Species new to science will be described formally. Obtain data incl. images to the flora/fauna in WP4.

Planned work: Novel and poorly described species in culture will be characterised (as task 2 and 4) and formally described.