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- n. A type of interstitial fauna, such as psammon, found in rock fissures, between the grains of loose sediments, on algae, etc. It is a part of the microfauna.
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These beasts, called meiofauna, are the smallest of multicellular organisms, about the size of a (single-celled) ameba.
His research at the University of Gent, where he founded the Marine BiologyDepartment, centered on the ecology of meiofauna.
Amazingly, there are as many different species of meiofauna -- about 3 million -- as of all other earthly creatures combined, says biologist Paul Montagne of the University of Texas.
The smaller meiofauna (mm-sized animals) is less well described and, as an example, a survey of the benthos in the North Sea in 1986 yielded about 40% of benthic copepod species new to science.
The smaller meiofauna (mm-sized animals) is less well described and, as an example, a survey of the benthos in the
The time it takes to isolate individuals from environmental samples and then extract DNA from each individual is one of the problems with generating molecular data from meiofauna such as eutardigrades and bdelloid rotifers.