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Synonyms for protistan

free-living or colonial organisms with diverse nutritional and reproductive modes

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A detailed understanding of protistan biology," Farmer and Habura conclude, "offers scientists and laypersons alike the ability to address current attacks on evolutionary theory, and to refute the claims of [intelligent design] creationists who insist on invoking supernatural explanations to account for observable phenomena.
For instance, in a microcosm study of rice field soil, DGGE and TRFLP were used to assess how changes in protistan bacteriovore abundance changed bacterial diversity and composition over time (Murase et al.
It is unsettling that they develop their own protistan cleverness to multiply our wants and our dissatisfactions.
Algae and other protistan eukaryotes diversified through the Precambrian; there are also fossils of uncertain taxonomic affinity that show appreciable evolutionary turnover through this time interval.
Rhinosporidium seeberi: a human pathogen from a novel group of aquatic protistan parasites.
Hahn's first contact with Canada came in the form of the fossil "eozoon canadense," which Canadian geologist William Dawson of McGill University in Montreal claimed to be an organic, single-celled protistan.
This study reveals a heretofore-unrecognized mechanism for carbon transfer into the water column, and could provide a mechanism for the acquisition of a recently-discovered protistan parasite assemblage (Hydrobiologia 451: 295).
Predation losses of HNF and ciliates accounted for a major part of their daily production, suggesting a top-down regulation of protistan populations by rotifers.
Observations of a protistan disease similar to QPX in Mercenaria mercenaria (hard clams) from the coast of Massachusetts.
Every 4 mo (February, June, and October), 15 oysters were haphazardly removed from each bag to evaluate condition index and infection intensity by the protistan parasite Perkinsus marinus, as described in Condition Index and Parasitic Infection.
Seasonal depthrelated gradients in virioplankton: lytic activity and comparison with protistan grazing potential in Lake Pavin (France).
Longchain n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid production by members of the marine protistan group the thraustochytrids: screening of isolates and optimization of docosahexanoic acid production.