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Research Article

Panmixia in a Fragmented and Unstable Environment: The Hydrothermal Shrimp Rimicaris exoculata Disperses Extensively along the Mid-Atlantic Ridge

  • Sara Teixeira mail,

    steixeira@ualg.pt

    Affiliations: Ifremer – Centre de Brest, Departement “Etude des Ecosystèmes Profonds” - DEEP, Brest, France, Centre of Marine Sciences, CIMAR, University of Algarve, Campus of Gambelas, Faro, Portugal

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  • Ester A. Serrão,

    Affiliation: Centre of Marine Sciences, CIMAR, University of Algarve, Campus of Gambelas, Faro, Portugal

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  • Sophie Arnaud-Haond

    Affiliation: Ifremer – Centre de Brest, Departement “Etude des Ecosystèmes Profonds” - DEEP, Brest, France

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  • Published: June 05, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0038521
  • Published in PLOS ONE

About the Authors

Sara Teixeira, Sophie Arnaud-Haond
Ifremer – Centre de Brest, Departement “Etude des Ecosystèmes Profonds” - DEEP, Brest, France
Sara Teixeira, Ester A. Serrão
Centre of Marine Sciences, CIMAR, University of Algarve, Campus of Gambelas, Faro, Portugal

Corresponding Author

Email: steixeira@ualg.pt

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SA. Performed the experiments: ST. Analyzed the data: ST EAS SA. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: EAS SA. Wrote the paper: ST EAS SA. Conceived the ideas: SA ST. Collected the data: ST. Analysed the data and contributed to the writing: ST EAS SA.