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A short guide to common heterotrophic flagellates of freshwater habitats based on the morphology of living organisms.
Heterotrophic flagellates (HF) are very likely the most abundant eukaryotes on Earth, hundreds of specimens occur in each droplet of water even in groundwater and the deep sea. As the main feeders onExpand
A six-gene phylogeny provides new insights into choanoflagellate evolution.
Recent studies have shown that molecular phylogenies of the choanoflagellates (Class Choanoflagellatea) are in disagreement with their traditional taxonomy, based on morphology, and thatExpand
Potential contribution of surface-dwelling Sargassum algae to deep-sea ecosystems in the southern North Atlantic
Deep-sea ecosystems, limited by their inability to use primary production as a source of carbon, rely on other sources to maintain life. Sedimentation of organic carbon into the deep sea has beenExpand
Extended phylogeny of the Craspedida (Choanomonada).
Currently choanoflagellates are classified into two distinct orders: loricate Acanthoecida and non-loricate Craspedida. The morphologically based taxonomy of the order Craspedida is in need of aExpand
Methodological Studies on Estimates of Abundance and Diversity of Heterotrophic Flagellates from the Deep-Sea Floor
Extreme environmental conditions in the deep sea hamper access to protist communities. In combination with the potentially highly diverse species composition, it demands a wide range of methods to beExpand
A Comparison of Methods to Analyze Aquatic Heterotrophic Flagellates of Different Taxonomic Groups.
Heterotrophic flagellates contribute significantly to the matter flux in aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. Still today their quantification and taxonomic classification bear several problems inExpand
Extended phylogeny and morphology of marine and freshwater choanoflagellates with additional methodological studies on heterotrophic flagellates
Heterotrophic flagellates (HF) are small, ubiquitously distributed protists. As main bacterial feeders, they play a significant role in aquatic and terrestrial food webs. To ensure reliableExpand