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Comparing the distribution of ciliate plankton in inner and outer areas of a harbor divided by an artificial breakwater.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17300835     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The distribution of ciliate plankton was compared between inner and outer areas of a harbor divided by an artificial breakwater in Kuryongpo, on the eastern coast of Korea, from February 2001 to October 2003. Less dissolved oxygen and higher concentrations of nitrogenous nutrients and phosphate were observed in the inner area. The abundance of oligotrich ciliates peaked in February 2001, when nanoflagellates bloomed in the inner area. The photosynthetic ciliate Mesodinium rubrum showed differing population dynamics annually, with blooming peaks in October 2001 in the inner area and in February 2003 in the outer area. The tintinnid species Tintinnopsis beroidea and Helicostomella subulata were generally more abundant in the outer area. Total ciliates were significantly related to oligotrich abundance in the inner area, and to tintinnid abundances in the outer area. Ciliate distribution showed quantitative and qualitative differences between the inner and outer areas in connection with the distribution of other plankton communities: oligotrich ciliate abundance increased with nanoflagellate blooms; dominance of M. rubrum was consistent with blooming of micro-sized phytoplankton (diatoms and dinoflagellates); large-sized tintinnids concurred with small dinoflagellates; and ciliate abundances decreased with mesozooplankton increases. The results indicate that the breakwater induces eutrophication in the inner area and provides suitable conditions for nanoflagellate blooms, which serially trigger opportunistic increases in oligotrich ciliates.
Young-Ok Kim; Jinho Chae; Jae-Sang Hong; Pung-Guk Jang
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2007-01-09
Journal Detail:
Title:  Marine environmental research     Volume:  64     ISSN:  0141-1136     ISO Abbreviation:  Mar. Environ. Res.     Publication Date:  2007 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-05-07     Completed Date:  2007-09-06     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9882895     Medline TA:  Mar Environ Res     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  38-53     Citation Subset:  IM    
South Sea Institute, Korea Ocean Research and Development Institute, Geoje 656-830, Republic of Korea.
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MeSH Terms
Ciliophora / physiology*
Phytoplankton / physiology
Population Density
Time Factors
Zooplankton / physiology*

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