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Ruth Anderson

From single species to the community level : Exploring under-researched avenues in protist ecology and protist-prokaryote interactions

Universität Rostock, 2013

Abstract: Two case studies of under-researched fields in protist-prokaryote interactions are analysed: 1. Bacteria adapted to carbon-starvation are shown to present species-specific patterns in their vulnerability to a protist grazer, including strong resistance. 2. Protist communities in Baltic Sea pelagic redoxclines are shown to present a characteristic structuring. Protist bacterivory is the main prokaryotic mortality factor until hydrogen sulphide begins to rise and can control the growth of a chemolithoautotrophic bacterial key-player, proving the ecological relevance of protists in these zones.

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