The uptake and metabolism of bacteria, amino acids, glucose and starch by the spined and spineless forms of the rumen ciliate Entodinium caudatum.

@article{Coleman1980TheUA,
  title={The uptake and metabolism of bacteria, amino acids, glucose and starch by the spined and spineless forms of the rumen ciliate Entodinium caudatum.},
  author={Geoffrey S. Coleman and D C Sandford},
  journal={Journal of general microbiology},
  year={1980},
  volume={117 2},
  pages={411-8}
}
Spined and spineless forms of Entodinium caudatum were obtained by growth in vivo in the presence and absence, respectively, of Entodinium bursa. Washed suspensions of both forms engulfed all the bacteria tested although the spined form took them up 1.3 to 1.9 times more rapidly per unit volume of protozoon than did the spineless form. Buytrivibrio fibrisolvens and Selenomonas ruminantium were rapidly digested by the spined form after engulfment. Free amino acids were taken up on average 3.1… CONTINUE READING

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