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.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales|
|Publication status||Published - 1994|
- planktonic algae
- Hawkesbury-Nepean River