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A seasonal study of the carbon content of planktonic naked amoebae in the Hudson Estuary and in a productive freshwater pond with comparative data for ciliates.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17669166     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The total carbon contents of gymnamoebae and ciliates, dwelling in the water column of the Hudson Estuary and a highly productive freshwater pond, were monitored during a 7-month period from April through October 2006. The carbon contents of the gymnamoebae and the ciliates were greater in the pond compared with the estuary, and carbon contents of gymnamoebae were greater in the spring and autumn in both locations than those of ciliates. Given the global distribution of gymnamoebae, these results suggest that greater attention should be given to the potential role of gymnamoebae in microbial food webs.
O Roger Anderson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of eukaryotic microbiology     Volume:  54     ISSN:  1066-5234     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Eukaryot. Microbiol.     Publication Date:    2007 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-08-02     Completed Date:  2008-02-25     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9306405     Medline TA:  J Eukaryot Microbiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  388-91     Citation Subset:  IM    
Biology, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, Palisades, New York 10964, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Amoebida / metabolism*
Carbon / analysis,  metabolism*
Environmental Monitoring*
Fresh Water / parasitology*
Geologic Sediments / analysis,  microbiology,  parasitology
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