Heterotrophic nanoflagellate enhancement of bacterial growth through nutrient remineralization in chemostat culture

@inproceedings{Selph2003HeterotrophicNE,
  title={Heterotrophic nanoflagellate enhancement of bacterial growth through nutrient remineralization in chemostat culture},
  author={Karen E. Selph and Michael R. Landry and Edward A. Laws},
  year={2003}
}
Heterotrophic nanoflagellates are the principal consumers of picoplankton in the ocean. Their role as nutrient remineralizers is also well established. However, the coupled interactions between grazer consumption and prey growth are less well understood. In this work, we demonstrate a tight coupling among flagellate grazing, nitrogen remineralization, and prey growth, resulting in bacterial growth rates averaging 2to 14-fold higher in the presence of flagellate grazers. These results were… CONTINUE READING

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