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Chlorophyll and carotenoid pigments in Foraminifera and their symbiotic algae: analysis by high performance liquid chromatography
Knight, R.; Mantoura, R.F.C. (1985). Chlorophyll and carotenoid pigments in Foraminifera and their symbiotic algae: analysis by high performance liquid chromatography. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 23(3): 241-249
In: Marine Ecology Progress Series. Inter-Research: Oldendorf/Luhe. ISSN 0171-8630, more
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Keywords
    Carotenoids; Chlorophylls; Chromatographic techniques; Symbionts; Allogromia laticollaris Arnold, 1948 [WoRMS]; Ammonia tepida (Cushman, 1926) [WoRMS]; Amphistegina lessonii d'Orbigny in Guérin-Méneville, 1832 [WoRMS]; Elphidium williamsoni Haynes, 1973 [WoRMS]; Foraminifera [WoRMS]; Globigerinoides ruber (d'Orbigny, 1839) [WoRMS]; Haynesina germanica (Ehrenberg, 1840) [WoRMS]; Jadammina macrescens (Brady, 1870) [WoRMS]; Quinqueloculina dimidiata Terquem, 1876 [WoRMS]; Reophax moniliformis Siddall, 1886 [WoRMS]; Trochammina inflata (Montagu, 1808) [WoRMS]; Marine

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  • Knight, R.
  • Mantoura, R.F.C.

Abstract
    Classes of algae are indicated by the class-specific carotenoids. Both chlorophylls and carotenoids are used in an analysis of the diet of Foraminifera. The method has been successfully applied to a single organism of the species Elphidium williamsoni. No significant amounts of pigments were found in Allogromia laticollaris, Jadammina macrescens, Trochammina inflata, Quinqueloculina dimidiata and Ammonia tepida. Elphidium oceanense contains no symbiotic algae but concentrates carotenoids from either algal or animal sources. The pigments found in Amphistegina lessonii and Globigerinoides ruberare consistent with the known symbionts, a diatom and a dinoflagellate respectively, of these 2 species.

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