Quantitative importance of ciliates in the planktonic biomass of lake ecosystems

@article{Gates2004QuantitativeIO,
  title={Quantitative importance of ciliates in the planktonic biomass of lake ecosystems},
  author={Michael A. Gates},
  journal={Hydrobiologia},
  year={2004},
  volume={108},
  pages={233-238}
}
No previous study of plankton in lakes has estimated the relative contribution of ciliated protozoa to the biomass of the total plankton community, including phytoplankton. In a series of south-central Ontario lakes, ciliates comprise on the order of 5 to 10% of the total planktonic biomass of these relatively oligotrophic lakes and exist there in densities… CONTINUE READING