The Dynamic Nature of Protistan Ingestion Response to Prey Abundance

@article{Choi1994TheDN,
  title={The Dynamic Nature of Protistan Ingestion Response to Prey Abundance},
  author={Joon-Won Choi},
  journal={Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology},
  year={1994},
  volume={41}
}
  • Joon-Won Choi
  • Published 1 March 1994
  • Environmental Science
  • Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology
ABSTRACT. Ingestion rate of Paraphysomonas imperforata was found to be a hyperbolic function of prey density. But the same flagellate clone had multiple ingestion responses to prey density, depending on its physiological state and physical stress it suffers. The flagellates in a physiological state of higher growth tended to have higher maximum ingestion and clearance rates than ones in a physiological state of lower growth. The same trend was observed for volume‐specific maximum ingestion and… 
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