A couple of weeks back we got notified that our paper on Diploneis from ancient Lake Ohrid was published in Diatom Research. Its been a while since this study started so its really nice to see it out. Thanks to my collaborators Eci and Zlatko for this nice paper.
We recently received our cultures from Siberia. These are the isolations we did over a two month period on the shores of Lake Baikal this summer. It seems that some of the established cultures (against the odds) made it through three express shipments and two customs offices. They are now sitting hapilly, we hope, in fresh media at our lab at UT Austin. Read more of this story and see some pictures at the Baikal Dimensions of Diversity Blog