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Virtual Issue: Tintinnid Ciliates of the Microzooplankton

Japanese authors are active contributors to the Journal of Plankton Research. Over 200 papers from Japan have been published in the journal since its launch in 1979. To coincide with the 2012 ASLO Aquatic Sciences meeting being held at Lake Biwa, Otsu, Japan we are highlighting recent papers from Japan in this collection. Click on the links below to read the full text free online.

Biogeography and Diversity

Biogeography and ecology of Rhizodomus tagatzi, a presumptive invasive tintinnid ciliate
Alessandro Saccà and Giovanni Giuffrè

Long-term changes in abundance and distribution of microzooplankton in the NE Atlantic and North Sea 
Stephanie L. Hinder, Jane E. Manning, Mike B. Gravenor, Martin Edwards, Anthony W. Walne, Peter H. Burkill, and Graeme C. Hays 

The legacy of the last cruise of the Carnegie: a lesson in the value of dusty old taxonomic monographs 
John R. Dolan 

Microzooplankton (tintinnid ciliates) diversity: coastal community structure and driving mechanisms in the southern Tyrrhenian Sea (Western Mediterranean) 
R. Sitran, A. Bergamasco, F. Decembrini, and L. Guglielmo

Estuarine diversity of tintinnids (planktonic ciliates)
John R. Dolan and Charles L. Gallegos

Abundance and biogeography of tintinnids (Ciliophora) and associated microzooplankton in the Southwestern Atlantic Ocean 
G.A.Thompson, V.A.Alder, D. Boltovskoy and F. Brandini 

A preliminary study of tintinnid diversity in the NW Mediterranean Sea 
J.-B. Carriout, J,.R.Dolan and S Sallot


Planktonic protists: little bugs pose big problems for biodiversity assessments
John R.Dolan

Intraspecific variability in Antarctic tintinnids: the Cymatocylis affinis/convallaria species group 
Demetrio Boltovskoy, Estela O. Dinofrio, and Viviana A. Alder

Variations of lorica shape in the genus Ptychocylis (Protozoa: Tintinnina) in relation to species identification
Charles C. Davis

Tintinnid - diatom pairs

Agglutinated loricae of some Baltic and Antarctic Tintinnina species (Ciliophora)
Anna Wasik, Ewa Mikolajczyk, and Ryszard Ligowski

Symbiotic associations among the microplankton in oligotrophic marine environments, with special reference to the Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea 
B. Kimor, N. Gordon, and A. Neori 


Favella sp. (Ciliata, Tintinnina)
Diane K. Stoecker, Scott M. Gallager, Chris J. Langdon, and Linda H. Davis

The role of picoplankton (cyanobacteria and plastidic picoflagellates) in the diet of tintinnids 
Catherine Bernard and Fereidoun Rassoulzadegan 

Effect of temperature on growth and ingestion rates of Favella sp. 
C. M. Aelion and S. W. Chisholm

Cysts & Biomass

Determination of the abundance of viable tintinnid cysts in marine sediments in Hiroshima Bay, the Seto Inland Sea of Japan, using a modified MPN method 
Takashi Kamiyama

Relationships between lorica volume, carbon, nitrogen, and ATP content of tintinnids In Narragansett Bay
Peter G. Verity and Christopher Lagdon

Tintinnids as Prey

Patterns of sarcodine feeding in epipelagic oceanic plankton
Neil R. Swanberg and David A. Caron

Grazing by the jellyfish, Aurelia aurita, on microzooplankton 
Diane K. Stoecker, Ann E. Michaels, and Linda H. Davis

Differential grazing by Acartia tonsa on a dinoflagellate and a tintinnid 
Diane K. Stoecker and Nancy K. Sanders

Seasonality in Composition and Abundance

Mediterranean/Red Sea 

Community structure and seasonal dynamics of tintinnid ciliates in Kaštela Bay (middle Adriatic Sea) 
Natalia Bojanić, Olja Vidjak, Mladen Šolić, Nada Krstulović, Igor Brautović, Slavica Matijević, Grozdan Kušpilić, Stefanija Šestanović, Živana Ninčević Gladan, and Ivona Marasović

Temporal succession of tintinnids in the northern Ionian Sea, Central Mediterranean 
Raffaella Sitran, Alessandro Bergamasco, Franco Decembrini, and Letterio Guglielmo 

Distribution and ecology of tintinnids in the plankton of Lebanese coastal waters (eastern Mediterranean) 
Marie Abbound-Abi Saab 

Distribution and ecology of the tintinnids in the Gulf of Elat (Aqaba), Red Sea 
B. Kimor and B. Golandsky-Baras

Northern Hemisphere Temperate Waters

Seasonal succession of tintinnids in the Nervión River estuary, Basque Country, Spain 
Iñaki Urrutxurtu

Geographical and seasonal variations in taxonomic composition, abundance and biomass of microzooplankton across a brackish-water lagoonal system of Japan 
N. Godhantaraman and S. Uye

Spatial distribution of the Tintinnina (Ciliophora, Protista) in the North Sea, spring of 1986 
Tarcisio A. Cordeiro, Frederico P. Brandini, and Peter Martens

Seasonal variation in the species composition of tintinnid cilates in Hiroshima Bay, the Seto Inland, Sea of Japan 
Takashi Kamiyama and Mutsumi Tsujino 

Tintinnids and other microzooplankton — seasonal distributions and relationships to resources and hydrography in a Maine estuary 
Robert W. Sanders

Marine pelagic rotifers and tintinnids – important trophic links in the spring plankton community of the Gullmar Fjord, Sweden
Lars Henroth

Seasonal variations of tintinnids (Ciliophora: Oligotrichida) in Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island, U.S.A. 
Paul E. Hargreaves

Southern Hemisphere Temperate Waters

Temporal variability of diversity and biomass of tintinnids (Ciliophora) in a southwestern Atlantic temperate estuary 
M. S. Barría de Cao, D. Beigt, and C. Piccolo


The annual cycle of planktonic ciliates in nearshore waters at Signy Island, Antarctica 
R.J.G. Leakey, N. Fenton, and A. Clarke

Annual cycle of tintinnids in Admiralty Bay with an emphasis on seasonal variability in Cymatocylis affinis/convallaria lorica morphology 
A. Wasik and E. Mikolajczyk

Microzooplankton and tintinnid species-specific assemblage structures: patterns of distribution and year-to-year variations in the Weddell Sea (Antarctica) 
Demetrio Boltovskoy and Viviana A. Alder

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