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First successful culture of the marine dinoflagellate Dinophysis acuminata
The dinoflagellate genus Dinophysis in- cludes several species that cause diarrhetic shellfish poi- soning, none of which have yet been established in cul- ture. We report on the maintenance ofExpand
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Ingestion of cryptophyte cells by the marine photosynthetic ciliate Mesodinium rubrum
We investigated the mechanism of capturing and ingesting cryptophyte cells by a labo- ratory strain of the marine photosynthetic ciliate Mesodinium rubrum Lohmann 1908 (= Myrionecta rubra JankowskiExpand
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Growth and grazing responses of the mixotrophic dinoflagellate Dinophysis acuminata as functions of light intensity and prey concentration
Dinophysis acuminata, a photosynthetic marine dinoflagellate, possesses plastids of cryptophyte origin and causes diarrhetic shellfish poisoning (DSP). Recent work has shown D. acumi- nata to be aExpand
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Growth responses of the marine photosynthetic ciliate Myrionecta rubra to different cryptomonad strains
The photosynthetic Myrionecta rubra (=Mesodinium rubrum) is a cosmopolitan ciliate that frequently feeds on free-living cryptomonad species in diverse marine environments. Hence, M. rubra might feedExpand
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Morphology and molecular characterization of the epiphytic benthic dinoflagellate Ostreopsis cf. ovata in the temperate waters off Jeju Island, Korea
Abstract Ostreopsis is an epiphytic and potentially toxic dinoflagellate. Here, we have provided the first report about the occurrence of Ostreopsis cf. ovata in Korean waters. In general, theExpand
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Heterotrophic feeding as a newly identified survival strategy of the dinoflagellate Symbiodinium
Survival of free-living and symbiotic dinoflagellates (Symbiodinium spp.) in coral reefs is critical to the maintenance of a healthy coral community. Most coral reefs exist in oligotrophic waters,Expand
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First Report of the Epiphytic Dinoflagellate Gambierdiscus caribaeus in the Temperate Waters off Jeju Island, Korea: Morphology and Molecular Characterization
Gambierdiscus spp. are epiphytic, benthic dinoflagellates. Some species have been shown to be toxic and cause ciguatera fish poisoning. We report, for the first time, the occurrence of GambierdiscusExpand
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Abundance of epiphytic dinoflagellates from coastal waters off Jeju Island, Korea During Autumn 2009
The occurrence of harmful epiphytic dinoflagellates is of concern to scientists, the aquaculture industry, and government due to their toxicity not only to marine organisms but also to humans. ThereExpand
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Most Low-Abundance “Background” Symbiodinium spp. Are Transitory and Have Minimal Functional Significance for Symbiotic Corals
Speculation surrounds the importance of ecologically cryptic Symbiodinium spp. (dinoflagellates) that occur at low abundances in reef-building corals and in the surrounding environment. EvidenceExpand
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Feeding by the Pfiesteria‐Like Heterotrophic Dinoflagellate Luciella masanensis
ABSTRACT. To explore the feeding ecology of the Pfiesteria‐like dinoflagellate (PLD) Luciella masanensis (GenBank Accession no. AM050344, previously Lucy), we investigated the feeding behavior andExpand
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