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Respiratory energy losses related to cell weight and temperature in ciliated protozoa


Laybourn-Parry, J and Finlay, BJ, Respiratory energy losses related to cell weight and temperature in ciliated protozoa, Oecologia, 24, (4) pp. 349-355. ISSN 0029-8549 (1976) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1007/BF00381141


Respiratory energy losses in five species of ciliated protozoa, Tetrahymena pyriformis Ehrenberg, Vorticella microstoma Ehrenberg, Paramecium aurelia Ehrenberg, Spirostomum teres Claparède and Lachmann and Frontonia leucas Ehrenberg, were investigated at 8.5° C, 15° C and 20° C using Cartesian diver microrespirometry. Q10 values of 1.15-2.24 were found for four of the species between 8.5-15° C, while in S. teres a Q10 of 12.98 occurred between these temperatures. Between 15-20° C T. pyriformis and P. aurelia had Q10 values of 3.73 and 1.56, respectively. Linear double log regressions of oxygen consumption vs. dry weight were derived at each temperature and regression coefficients (b) of 0.2723 (8.5° C), 0.4364 (15° C) and 0.4171 (20° C) were obtained. The results are explained and discussed in relation to previous work on the energetics of ciliated protozoa. © 1976 Springer-Verlag.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Ecology
Research Field:Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in philosophy and religious studies
UTAS Author:Laybourn-Parry, J (Professor Johanna Laybourn-Parry)
ID Code:49397
Year Published:1976
Web of Science® Times Cited:46
Deposited By:Research Division
Deposited On:2007-12-08
Last Modified:2011-08-30

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