Growth, grazing, and inorganic C and N uptake in a mixotrophic and a heterotrophic ciliate

@article{Schoener2017GrowthGA,
  title={Growth, grazing, and inorganic C and N uptake in a mixotrophic and a heterotrophic ciliate},
  author={Donald M. Schoener and G. McManus},
  journal={Journal of Plankton Research},
  year={2017},
  volume={39},
  pages={379–391}
}
We compared growth, grazing and inorganic carbon and nitrogen uptake in two ciliates, the mixotrophic Strombidium rassoulzadegani and the heterotrophic Strombidinopsis sp. The mixotroph had over 2-fold higher gross growth efficiencies (fraction of ingestion devoted to growth; GGE) for C at low food concentrations, while the het­ erotroph’s GGE was 2-fold higher under food saturation. Inorganic carbon uptake did not vary significantly with food concentration in the mixotroph, but its importance… Expand
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