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Cultivation of marine ciliates (Tintinnida) and heterotrophic flagellates

  • K. Gold1
Helgoländer wissenschaftliche Meeresuntersuchungen20:BF01609904


1. Five species of heterotrophic Protozoa are presently under investigation in this laboratory. They are: the tintinnid,Tintinnopsis beroidea, 2 species of dinoflagellate,Cryptothecodinium cohnii andNoctiluca scintillans, and the choanoflagellatesDiaphanoeca grandis andAcanthoecopsis sp.

2. Their nutritional status and some potential applications are discussed, along with some observations on other tintinnids previously cultured.