|Title:||Response of Growth and Grazing Rate of Nanoflagellates on Synechococcus spp. to Experimental Nutrient Enrichment||Authors:||Tsai, An-Yi
|Keywords:||WESTERN SUBTROPICAL PACIFIC;MORTALITY-RATES;MIXOTROPHIC PROTISTS;SEASONAL-VARIATIONS;PROCHLOROCOCCUS;PICOPLANKTON;MARINE;TEMPERATURE;DYNAMICS;EAST||Issue Date:||Oct-2021||Publisher:||MDPI||Journal Volume:||13||Journal Issue:||19||Source:||WATER-SUI||Abstract:||
As important bacterivores in planktonic food webs, mixotrophic nanoflagellates cancause mortality in marine Synechococcus spp. Our previous study found that the pigmented nanoflagellate (PNF) has a significant grazing impact on Synechococcus spp. In the current study, we applied the dilution approach to test the growth and grazing rates of nanoflagellates on Synechococcus spp. We then compared the differences between experimental nutrient additions and in situ conditions in the coastal waters of the East China Sea during the summer season from July to September. The growth rates of Synechococcus spp. in the ambient environment were between 0.54 and 0.62 day(-1), which were slightly higher than the 0.56 and 0.66 day(-1) with nutrient enrichment in summer. In contrast, our nutrient enrichment experiments produced a marked decline approximately from 21% to 58% in the nanoflagellate grazing rate on Synechococcus spp. The reason was that the mixotrophic PNFs directly used the added nutrients and reduced their supply of nutrients from prey during the incubation experiments.
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