Interactions between vorticellids (Protozoa: Peritrichida) and planktonic algae in the Hawkesbury-Nepean river, New South Wales

Tsuyoshi Kobayashi, Amanda Kotlash

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Abstract

In 1991, during a summer bloom of Melosira (diatom) and Microcystis (cyanobacterium) in the Hawkesbury-Nepean River, vorticellids dominated the zooplankton. They attached to colonies and filaments of a variety of planktonic algae including Melosira and Microcystis. The number of vorticellids attached per substrate particle was low (mean 1-3 vorticellids). The observed vorticellids-planktonic algae interactions appear to be more commensal than protocooperative.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-68
Number of pages8
JournalProceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales
Volume114
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • vorticellids
  • cyanobacteria
  • planktonic algae
  • Hawkesbury-Nepean River

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