Novel insight into the role of heterotrophic dinoflagellates in the fate of crude oil in the sea

@inproceedings{Almeda2014NovelII,
  title={Novel insight into the role of heterotrophic dinoflagellates in the fate of crude oil in the sea},
  author={Rodrigo Almeda and Tara L. Connelly and Edward J. Buskey},
  booktitle={Scientific reports},
  year={2014}
}
Although planktonic protozoans are likely to interact with dispersed crude oil after a spill, protozoan-mediated processes affecting crude oil pollution in the sea are still not well known. Here, we present the first evidence of ingestion and defecation of physically or chemically dispersed crude oil droplets (1-86 μm in diameter) by heterotrophic dinoflagellates, major components of marine planktonic food webs. At a crude oil concentration commonly found after an oil spill (1 μL L(-1)), the… CONTINUE READING
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