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Time-series observations of prokaryotic colonization of zooplankton fecal pellets
Description: The goal of this study was to determine (i) the origin of fecal pellet-associated prokaryotes of calanoid copepods and doliolid gonozooids, (ii) their rate of colonization on such pellets during the first 20 h after they are released and (iii) to what extent different food organisms affect prokaryotic colonization of doliolid pellets. The studies were conducted with individual pellets of both copepods and doliolids to obtain information on the variability of the factors influencing prokaryotic colonization of zooplankton pellets. [Source: Journal of Plankton Research]
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Source: Journal of Plankton Research
Publish Date: 11/1/2014
Reading Level: Expert
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