The prey’s scent – Volatile organic compound mediated interactions between soil bacteria and their protist predators


Protists are major predators of bacteria in soils. However, it remains unknown how protists sense their prey in this highly complex environment. Here, we investigated whether volatile organic compounds (VOCs) of six phylogenetic distinct soil bacteria affect the performance of three different soil protists and how that relates to direct feeding interactions… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/ismej.2016.144


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