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Microb Ecol. 1989 Mar;17(2):137-41. doi: 10.1007/BF02011848.

Unusual bloom of star-like prosthecate bacteria and filaments as a consequence of grazing pressure.

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Microbiologie Marine, CNRS Campus de Luminy Case 907, Route Léon Lachamp, 13288, Marseille Cedex 9, France.

Abstract

In seawater used for shrimp aquaculture in French Polynesia, the grazing of small bacteria (rods and coccoids) allowed the growth ofAncalomicrobium cells (to more than 2×10(6) cells ml(-1)) and large filaments > 10μm in length (5×10(6) cells ml(-1)). Their contribution to the increase in total bacterial number after grazing was 27.8 and 9.8%, respectively. These large bacteria are not grazed on by microflagellates, but are available for mesoplankton larvae.

PMID:
24197242
DOI:
10.1007/BF02011848

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