Particle handling during interception feeding by four species of heterotrophic nanoflagellates.

@article{Boenigk2000ParticleHD,
  title={Particle handling during interception feeding by four species of heterotrophic nanoflagellates.},
  author={Jens Boenigk and Hartmut Arndt},
  journal={The Journal of eukaryotic microbiology},
  year={2000},
  volume={47 4},
  pages={350-8}
}
High resolution video-microscopy was used to observe grazing patterns of the heterotrophic nanoflagellates Cafeteria roenbergensis, Bodo saltans, Spumella sp., and Ochromonas sp. Spumella and Ochromonas enclose food particles with pseudopodia while Cafeteria and Bodo engulf particles by invagination of the cell surface. The following parameters of the feeding process were quantified: frequency of flagellar beating, speed of particles in different positions of the feeding current, food size… CONTINUE READING

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