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Novel cultured protists identify deep-branching environmental DNA clades of cercozoa: New Genera Tremula, Micrometopion, Minimassisteria, Nudifila, Peregrinia.
We describe three new orders of filosan Cercozoa, five new deep-branching genera, eight new species of Thaumatomonas, Reckertia, Spongomonas, Rhogostoma, Agitata, Neoheteromita and Paracercomonas,Expand
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Population ecology, vertical migration and feeding of the Ponto‐Caspian invader Hemimysis anomala in a gravel‐pit lake connected to the River Rhine
Summary 1. The Ponto-Caspian invader, Hemimysis anomala, was recently found in large numbers in a gravel-pit lake connected to the Lower Rhine. Mysids were sampled with Perspex traps betweenExpand
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Rotifers as predators on components of the microbial web (bacteria, heterotrophic flagellates, ciliates) — a review
Recent investigations have shown that processes within the planktonic microbial web are of great significance for the functioning of limnetic ecosystems. However, the general importance of protozoansExpand
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Comparison of pelagic food webs in lakes along a trophic gradient and with seasonal aspects: influence of resource and predation
Composition and seasonal dynamics of phytoplankton, bacteria, and zooplankton (including heterotrophic flagellates, ciliates, rotifers and crustaceans) were studied in 55 lakes in Northern GermanyExpand
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The Influence of Preculture Conditions and Food Quality on the Ingestion and Digestion Process of Three Species of Heterotrophic Nanoflagellates
The influence of prey characteristics such as motility and size as well as of predator characteristics such as satiation and preculturing diet on the feeding process of interception feedingExpand
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Impact of Violacein-Producing Bacteria on Survival and Feeding of Bacterivorous Nanoflagellates
ABSTRACT We studied the role of bacterial secondary metabolites in the context of grazing protection against protozoans. A model system was used to examine the impact of violacein-producing bacteriaExpand
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Experimental demonstration of chaos in a microbial food web
Discovering why natural population densities change over time and vary with location is a central goal of ecological and evolutional disciplines. The recognition that even simple ecological systemsExpand
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Functional diversity of heterotrophic flagellates in aquatic ecosystems
There is a lack of taxonomic resolution due to methodological problems in most ecological reports despite the significant contribution of heterotrophic flagellates (HF) to the carbon cycle of mostExpand
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Large-scale patterns in biodiversity of microbial eukaryotes from the abyssal sea floor
Eukaryotic microbial life at abyssal depths remains “uncharted territory” in eukaryotic microbiology. No phylogenetic surveys have focused on the largest benthic environment on this planet, theExpand
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Taxonomic composition and biomass of heterotrophic flagellates in relation to lake trophy and season
1. Taxonomic composition and abundance of heterotrophic flagellates (HF) were studied in 55 lakes with different trophy in northern Germany using a live-counting technique. 2. Mean abundances andExpand
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