Ecological strategies of protists and their symbiotic relationships with prokaryotic microbes.


Protistan species are found in almost every environment on our planet, and have adapted in many ways to survive and thrive under dramatically different conditions. Some of the most diverse adaptations involve symbiotic relationships with prokaryotes. Described symbioses primarily involve heterotrophic protists, including ciliates, Rhizaria (amoebae… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.tim.2009.09.001


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