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The role of flagellates in pioneer protozoan colonization of artificial substrates
Yongue Jr., W.H.; Cairns, Jr., J. (1978). The role of flagellates in pioneer protozoan colonization of artificial substrates. Pol. Arch. Hydrobiol. 25(4): 787-801
In: Polskie Archiwum Hydrobiologii = Polish Archives of Hydrobiology. Polish Academy of Sciences. International Centre of Ecology: Dziekanów Lesny. ISSN 0032-3764, more
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Keywords
    Artificial substrata; Colonization; Flagellata; Fresh water

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  • Yongue Jr., W.H.
  • Cairns, Jr., J.

Abstract
    Daily sampling revealed that the number of colonizers increases with time and that flagellates make up the major portion of the early pioneer community becoming established in 2-3 days and reaching equilibrium much earlier than other taxonomic groups. Additional data indicate the flagellate component having reached equilibrium remains relatively stable during seasonal changes for as long as 2 yr. A list of most common summer pioneer and persistent flagellates in 2 kinds of ecosystems is given.

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