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Protists decrease in size linearly with temperature: ca. 2.5% °C−1
An inverse relationship between organism size and rearing temperature is widely observed in ectotherms (‘the temperature–size rule’, TSR). This has rarely been quantified for related taxa, and itsExpand
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Predicting marine phytoplankton maximum growth rates from temperature: Improving on the Eppley curve using quantile regression
The Eppley curve describes an exponential function that defines the maximum attainable daily growth rate of marine phytoplankton as a function of temperature. The curve was originally fitted by eyeExpand
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Growth responses of planktonic ciliates in the genera Strobilidium and Strombidium
Intrinsic growth and mortality rates need to be estimated to assess the potential for oligotrich ciliate populations to exploit prey populations, and since species specific differences exist, dataExpand
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The Effect of the Quantitative Protargol Stain and Lugol's and Bouin's Fixatives On Cell Size: A More Accurate Estimate of Ciliate Species Biomass
ABSTRACT. The quantitative protargol stain (QPS) is used to estimate ciliate biomass and species composition from mixed field samples. Length, width, breadth and volume of live Euplotes sp.,Expand
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Using Q10: Can growth rates increase linearly with temperature?
For autotrophic and heterotrophic protists, we reviewed growth rate versus temperature data (92 cases, 74 species, 36 studies), using non-linear curve-fitting methods to determine whetherExpand
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The Protozooplankton–Ichthyoplankton Trophic Link: An Overlooked Aspect of Aquatic Food Webs 1
ABSTRACT. Since the introduction of the microbial loop concept, awareness of the role played by protozooplankton in marine food webs has grown. By consuming bacteria, and then being consumed byExpand
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The annual cycle of heterotrophic planktonic ciliates in the waters surrounding the Isles of Shoals, Gulf of Maine: an assessment of their trophic role
Ciliates in the waters surrounding the Isles of Shoals, Gulf of Maine were collected from May 1985 to August 1986 in sampling bottles, fixed in Bouin's solution, and quantitatively protargol stained.Expand
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A Multidisciplinary Approach to Describe Protists: Redescriptions of Novistrombidium testaceum Anigstein 1914 and Strombidium inclinatum Montagnes, Taylor, and Lynn 1990 (Ciliophora, Oligotrichia)
Abstract We combined behavioral, morphological (live, stained, scanning and transmission electron-microscope), and molecular data to redescribe two common, intertidal oligotrich ciliates,Expand
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The Salient Features of Five Marine Ciliates in the Class Spirotrichea (Oligotrichia), with Notes on their Culturing and Behaviour
Descriptive information is provided for five ciliates collected from marine coastal British Columbian surface waters. In this paper we identify three new species, Strobilidium neptuni n. sp.,Expand
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Short-term temperature change may impact freshwater carbon flux: a microbial perspective
Small freshwater bodies are abundant and economically and ecologically important on a global scale. Within these, protozoa play an important role in structuring planktonic food webs and sequesteringExpand
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