An Under-appreciated Component of Biodiversity in Plankton Communities: The Role of Protozoa in Lake Michigan (A Case Study)

@article{Carrick2005AnUC,
  title={An Under-appreciated Component of Biodiversity in Plankton Communities: The Role of Protozoa in Lake Michigan (A Case Study)},
  author={Hunter J. Carrick},
  journal={Hydrobiologia},
  year={2005},
  volume={551},
  pages={17-32}
}
Recent technological advances have led to the discovery that free-living, planktonic protozoa are ubiquitous in nature and appear to be important components of pelagic food webs (e.g., fluorescent straining, flow cytometry). Despite this, limited information exists tying their seasonality to rate processes that drive succession patterns. The abundance, and seasonal growth and grazing loss of an entire protozoan assemblage were evaluated in Lake Michigan. The protozoan assemblage was species… CONTINUE READING

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