The research paper with #BRIDGEBS contribution was published on Diversity MDPI, a peer-reviewed, open-access journal on the science of biodiversity from molecules, genes, populations, and species, to ecosystems.
The article written by the researchers from BRIDGE-BS partner GeoEcoMar, Grigore Antipa National Museum of Natural History of Romania and the Department of Microbiology of Institute of Biology Bucharest. The aim of the paper titled “A New Species of Free-Living Nematodes (Desmodorida, Desmodoridae) in the Romanian Black Sea Waters” is to report the record of Pseudochromadora gomoi sp.n. in circalittoral habitats (at depths of 47–59 m) of the Romanian Black Sea waters.
The researchers extracted and counted all desmodorid individuals from 9 meiobenthic samples collected in June 2020, and performed a detailed morphological analysis of 12 individuals (5 females and 7 males) belonging to our species, also highlighting the dissimilarities with the related desmodorid species.