publication . Article . 2016

The trophic role and impact of plankton ciliates in the microbial web structure of a tropical polymictic lake dominated by filamentous cyanobacteria

Alfonso Esquivel; Aude Barani; Miroslav Macek; Ruth Ruth Soto-Castor; Celia Bulit;
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  • Published: 01 Mar 2016
  • Publisher: HAL CCSD
  • Country: France
Abstract
<jats:p>The recent interest in the plankton structures and dynamics in tropical and subtropical lakes has revealed important trends that set these lakes apart from temperate lakes, and one of the main differences is the enhanced importance of the microbial food web with respect to net plankton. Ciliates are a key component of subtropical and tropical microbial webs because of their role as dominant picoplankton grazers and their ability to channel picoplankton production to the uppermost trophic levels. Plankton ciliates have been found to play a crucial role in the survival of fish larvae in lakes that share several features with Lake Catemaco, a eutrophic trop...
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free text keywords: [SDE.BE]Environmental Sciences/Biodiversity and Ecology, [SDE.ES]Environmental Sciences/Environmental and Society, [SDE.MCG]Environmental Sciences/Global Changes, [SDE.IE]Environmental Sciences/Environmental Engineering, eutrophic, nanociliates, picoplankton., Microbial food web, Trophic level, Biology, Plankton, Heterotrophic picoplankton, Cylindrospermopsis, biology.organism_classification, Eutrophication, Ciliate, Picoplankton, Ecology, lcsh:Geography. Anthropology. Recreation, lcsh:G, lcsh:Physical geography, lcsh:GB3-5030, lcsh:Environmental sciences, lcsh:GE1-350
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