Protozoan Grazing Increases Mineralization of Naphthalene in Marine Sediment

@article{Tso2006ProtozoanGI,
  title={Protozoan Grazing Increases Mineralization of Naphthalene in Marine Sediment},
  author={S. F. Tso and Gary L. Taghon},
  journal={Microbial Ecology},
  year={2006},
  volume={51},
  pages={460-469}
}
Bacterial decomposition of organic matter is frequently enhanced when protozoa are present. Various mechanisms have been proposed to account for this phenomenon, including effects associated with grazing by protozoa (such as increased recycling of limiting nutrients, removal of senescent cells, or reduction of competition among bacteria) and indirect effects of grazers (such as excretion of bacterial growth factors). Few studies have examined the role of protozoa in bacterial degradation of… CONTINUE READING