Growth phase and elemental stoichiometry of bacterial prey influences ciliate grazing selectivity.


Protozoa are known to selectively graze bacteria and can differentiate prey based on size and viability, but less is known about the effects of prey cellular composition on predator selectivity. We measured the effect of growth phase and elemental stoichiometry of Escherichia coli on grazing by two ciliates, Euplotes vannus and Cyclidium glaucoma. Bacterial… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1550-7408.2009.00428.x


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