A seasonal study of the carbon content of planktonic naked amoebae in the hudson estuary and in a productive freshwater pond with comparative data for ciliates

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Publication Type  Journal Article
Year of Publication  2007
Authors  Anderson, O. R.
Journal Title  Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology
Volume  54
Issue  4
Pages  388-391
Journal Date  Jul-Aug
ISBN Number  1066-5234
Accession Number  ISI:000248684600010
LDEO Publication Number  7037
Key Words  amoeba carbon content; amoeba ecology; ciliate carbon content; microbial ecology; microbial food webs; bacteria; protists; protozoa; growth; temperature; abundances; ecology; column; volume; clyde

The total carbon contents of gymnamoebae and ciliates, dwelling in the water column of the Hudson Estuary and a highly productive freshwater pond, were monitored during a 7-month period from April through October 2006. The carbon contents of the gymnamoebae and the ciliates were greater in the pond compared with the estuary, and carbon contents of gymnamoebae were greater in the spring and autumn in both locations than those of ciliates. Given the global distribution of gymnamoebae, these results suggest that greater attention should be given to the potential role of gymnamoebae in microbial food webs.


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DOI  DOI 10.1111/j.1550-7408.2007.00276.x