Mixotrophy among Dinoflagellates 1

@article{Stoecker1999MixotrophyAD,
  title={Mixotrophy among Dinoflagellates 1},
  author={Diane K. Stoecker},
  journal={Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology},
  year={1999},
  volume={46}
}
  • D. Stoecker
  • Published 1 July 1999
  • Environmental Science
  • Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology
Mixotrophy, used herein for the combination of phototrophy and phagotrophy, is widespread among dinoflagellates. It occurs among most, perhaps all, of the extant orders, including the Prorocentrales, Dinophysiales. Gymnodiniales, Noctilucales, Gonyaulacales, Peridiniales, Blastodiniales. Phytodiniales, and Dinamoebales. Many cases of mixotrophy among dinoflagellates are probably undocumented. Primarily photosynthetic dinoflagellates with their “own” plastids can often supplement their nutrition… 

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