Feeding characteristics of a golden alga (Poterioochromonas sp.) grazing on toxic cyanobacterium Microcystis aeruginosa.

@article{Zhang2009FeedingCO,
  title={Feeding characteristics of a golden alga (Poterioochromonas sp.) grazing on toxic cyanobacterium Microcystis aeruginosa.},
  author={Xue Zhang and Hong-ying Hu and Yu-jie Men and Jia Yang and Kirsten Seestern Christoffersen},
  journal={Water research},
  year={2009},
  volume={43 12},
  pages={2953-60}
}
Microcystis aeruginosa has quickly risen in infamy as one of the most universal and toxic bloom-forming cyanobacteria. Here we presented a species of golden alga (Poterioochromonas sp. strain ZX1), which can feed on toxic M. aeruginosa without any adverse effects from the cyanotoxins. Using flow cytometry, the ingestion and maximal digestion rates were estimated to be 0.2 approximately 1.2 and 0.2 M. aeruginosa cells (ZX1 cell)(-1)h(-1), respectively. M. aeruginosa in densities below 10(7)cells… CONTINUE READING