Culture-independent assessment of planktonic ciliate diversity in coastal northwest Atlantic waters

@inproceedings{Doherty2007CultureindependentAO,
  title={Culture-independent assessment of planktonic ciliate diversity in coastal northwest Atlantic waters},
  author={Mary Doherty and Barbara A. Costas and G B McManus and Laura A. Katz},
  year={2007}
}
Planktonic ciliates within the subclasses Choreotrichia and Oligotrichia play critical roles in food webs in the world’s oceans. To assess the diversity of these ciliates, we designed primers specific to small subunit ribosomal DNA (SSU rDNA) of ciliates within these clades and sampled at 3 coastal sites in the northwest Atlantic in October 2004 and May 2005. We also preserved and analyzed samples using standard ecological methods to compare observations from light microscopy with our molecular… CONTINUE READING
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