Each sample site has a recognisable protist profile primarily defined by the photosynthetic genera. Principle Coordinates Analyses (PCO) was completed to compare the normalised eukaryotic microbiomes of the five sample sites. A – all protist genera collected from the five sample sites over the course of the sampling period. B – Photosynthetic protist genera. C – Heterotrophic protist genera. See Fig. 1 legend for lists of photosynthetic and heterotrophic protist phyla. SC-S and SC-N denote the Stock Creek – South and Stock Creek – North samples, respectively.

  Part of: Cahoon AB, Huffman AG, Krager MM, Crowell RM (2018) A meta-barcoding census of freshwater planktonic protists in Appalachia – Natural Tunnel State Park, Virginia, USA. Metabarcoding and Metagenomics 2: e26939. https://doi.org/10.3897/mbmg.2.26939