Profile. Source of taxon data: Ciliates; Latest Taxonomic scrutiny: W. Petz on Jun; Reference Site/Paper in which the taxon name was checked: Petz, W. Taxon identifier, Scientific name, Euplotes sp. Taxonomy navigation. Up › unclassified Euplotes. Down Terminal (leaf) node. Common name, -. Abstract: The locomotory and feeding responses of a Euplotes sp. to attached However, surface clearance rates for Euplotes sp. grazing on V. natriegens and.

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Therefore, the diel rhythm of protist herbivory as extrapolated from the present study probably plays a significant role in facilitating the coupling of photosynthetic production and heterotrophic bacterial growth at the diel temporal scale. However, none of the differences were strongly supported by bootstrap or posterior probability values. Cellular features were measured using the computer program Macnification v2. Under the framework of ecological stoichiometry Sterner and Elser,the elemental ratios along the marine planktonic food chain depart from the Redfield molar ratio of C to 16 N in phytoplankton to lower ratios in herbivores Koski, ; Pertola et al.

Capacity of herbivorous protists to control initiation and development of mass phytoplankton blooms.

While the application of analog prey has effectively eliminated the effect of diel variation of prey properties, the study suggested an intrinsic diel variation of grazing of the flagellates. Using the molecular phylogenetic tree, we inferred aspects of the biogeographical history of the eu;lotes and the evolution of its most important euplote characters in order to provide a frame for future descriptions.

Metadata were obtained only from GenBank information linked with deposited sequences and the associated articles.

The dorsal side of the cell is poorly decorated, with inconspicuous ridges slightly more pronounced near euplofes margins Fig 2J. N prey Table IV. Production of extracellular superoxide and hydrogen peroxide by five fuplotes species of harmful bloom-forming algae. Morphospecies with more than one sequence are mostly monophyletic, with the exception of E. For example, two recent studies have demonstrated that the ciliate Strombidinopsis sp. Recent meta-analysis on data from the literature revealed a positive relationship between the stoichiometric mismatch in terms of discrepancy in C: As the diel variation of C: The effect on protist grazing of diel variation of wuplotes to nitrogen ratio C: Two data sets were derived from the remaining Euplotes sequences, one including all sequences and a second consisting of 46 sequences, individually selected as a representative of each species.


N on protist herbivory at the diel temporal scale, promoting an increase of protist herbivory through the day and decrease during night. In this way, the relationship between phylogeny and biogeography is independent from potential identification errors. Dimensions of the drawings correlate with the average size of the species.

The 18S rRNA genes of the five mentioned morphospecies have been sequenced, and they are all phylogenetically distant to E.

Results Morphological description of Euplotes curdsi sp. Changes in archaeal, bacterial and eukaryal assemblages along a salinity gradient by comparison of genetic fingerprinting methods in a multipond solar saltern.

Therefore, the contrasting cellular C: Gentekaki E, Lynn D.

Euplotes Sp. Ciliates

Schematic drawings represent the dorsal argyrome type s and frontoventral cirral pattern s of the species in each subclade the argyrome type of E. Betaproteobacterial symbionts of the ciliate Euplotes: Initial concentrations of day prey and night prey in light and dark grazing experiments of the predator—prey pairs Lepidodinium sp. Naverage C: Shape oval to elongated, with both ends rounded. We thank Emma Rocke and Xiaomin Xia for the sequencing of the predator species.

Euplotes Sp. Ciliates – Sustainable Aquatics

A synopsis tree based on supported subclades, and illustrating a consensus of the evolutionary history of the genus Euplotes ejplotes also [ 263649 ]is shown in Fig 4. Specifically, the former euplotds of studies maintained prey cultures in the same growing conditions and prepared prey wp high and low C: Geographic characters mapped in Fig 3 may very well be more reflective of the distribution of ciliate taxonomists than the actual prevalence of Euplotes species.


Euplotes uncinatus Ciliophora, Hypotrichiaa new species with zooxanthellae. J Exp Marine Biol Ecol. Environment and biogeography of the genus Euplotes Ancestrally marine, the genus Euplotes has invaded freshwater and soil habitats during at least two radiations: The three investigated populations of Euplotes curdsi sp.

The use of shellfish for eutrophication control Research ps Hausmann K, Bradbury PC. In all experiments, prey euployes the end of light phase day prey possessed higher C: Nevertheless, the patterns of diel grazing activities were consistent among the experiments. Email alerts New issue alert. The left side is slightly more curved than the right side, and both ends are rounded. MAFFT multiple sequence alignment software version 7: The influence of preculture conditions and food quality on the ingestion and digestion process of three species of heterotrophic nanoflagellates.

Related articles in Google Scholar. There are still a handful of named species in literature whose description lacks essential features, such as the dargyrome type [ 37 ]. Infraciliature of eleven species of the genus Euplotes. Contractile vacuole often not observed.

DIC and fluorescent microscopy was performed using a Zeiss Axioplan 2 upright microscope mounted with a Zeiss Axiocam color digital camera. ssp

B Nuclear apparatus stained with the Feulgen method. However, with the growing number of novel taxa being reported [ 30 — 36 ], it is increasingly important for descriptions to be accurate and include multiple types of data that are thoroughly compared to all relevant literature. Ciliates comprise a diverse and ecologically important phylum of unicellular protists.