plankton

Summary

Summary: Community of tiny aquatic PLANTS and ANIMALS, and photosynthetic BACTERIA, that are either free-floating or suspended in the water, with little or no power of locomotion. They are divided into PHYTOPLANKTON and ZOOPLANKTON.

Top Publications

  1. Vieira R, Gonzalez A, Cardoso A, Oliveira D, Albano R, Clementino M, et al. Relationships between bacterial diversity and environmental variables in a tropical marine environment, Rio de Janeiro. Environ Microbiol. 2008;10:189-99 pubmed
    ..Furthermore, correspondence analyses showed that some taxa are related to specific abiotic, trophic and microbiological parameters in Guanabara Bay estuarine system...
  2. Strom S. Microbial ecology of ocean biogeochemistry: a community perspective. Science. 2008;320:1043-5 pubmed publisher
    ..A holistic outlook that encompasses the full array of selective pressures on individuals will help elucidate the maintenance of microbial diversity and the regulation of biogeochemical reactions by planktonic communities...
  3. Calvo Díaz A, Díaz Pérez L, Suárez L, Morán X, Teira E, Marañón E. Decrease in the autotrophic-to-heterotrophic biomass ratio of picoplankton in oligotrophic marine waters due to bottle enclosure. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2011;77:5739-46 pubmed publisher
    ..Our results suggest that short (<1 day) bottle incubations in oligotrophic waters may lead to biased estimates of the microbial metabolic balance by underestimating primary production and/or overestimating bacterial respiration...
  4. Ghiglione J, Murray A. Pronounced summer to winter differences and higher wintertime richness in coastal Antarctic marine bacterioplankton. Environ Microbiol. 2012;14:617-29 pubmed publisher
  5. Karsenti E, Acinas S, Bork P, Bowler C, de Vargas C, Raes J, et al. A holistic approach to marine eco-systems biology. PLoS Biol. 2011;9:e1001177 pubmed publisher
    The structure, robustness, and dynamics of ocean plankton ecosystems remain poorly understood due to sampling, analysis, and computational limitations...
  6. Medina Sánchez J, Delgado Molina J, Bratbak G, Bullejos F, Villar Argaiz M, Carrillo P. Maximum in the middle: nonlinear response of microbial plankton to ultraviolet radiation and phosphorus. PLoS ONE. 2013;8:e60223 pubmed publisher
  7. Logue J, Langenheder S, Andersson A, Bertilsson S, Drakare S, Lanzen A, et al. Freshwater bacterioplankton richness in oligotrophic lakes depends on nutrient availability rather than on species-area relationships. ISME J. 2012;6:1127-36 pubmed publisher
  8. Grzymski J, Riesenfeld C, Williams T, Dussaq A, Ducklow H, Erickson M, et al. A metagenomic assessment of winter and summer bacterioplankton from Antarctica Peninsula coastal surface waters. ISME J. 2012;6:1901-15 pubmed publisher
    ..If chemolithoautotrophy is widespread in the Southern Ocean in winter, this process may be a previously unaccounted carbon sink and may help account for the unexplained anomalies in surface inorganic nitrogen content...
  9. Soininen J, Luoto M. Is catchment productivity a useful predictor of taxa richness in lake plankton communities?. Ecol Appl. 2012;22:624-33 pubmed

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  1. Stewart F. Preparation of microbial community cDNA for metatranscriptomic analysis in marine plankton. Methods Enzymol. 2013;531:187-218 pubmed publisher
    ..Consideration of these topics is critical for helping standardize metatranscriptomics methods as they become widespread in marine microbiology research...
  2. Parsons R, Breitbart M, Lomas M, Carlson C. Ocean time-series reveals recurring seasonal patterns of virioplankton dynamics in the northwestern Sargasso Sea. ISME J. 2012;6:273-84 pubmed publisher
    ..This high-resolution, decadal survey of virioplankton abundance provides insight into the possible controls of virioplankton dynamics in the open ocean...
  3. Tully B, Nelson W, Heidelberg J. Metagenomic analysis of a complex marine planktonic thaumarchaeal community from the Gulf of Maine. Environ Microbiol. 2012;14:254-67 pubmed publisher
  4. Ianora A, Bentley M, Caldwell G, Casotti R, Cembella A, Engström Ost J, et al. The relevance of marine chemical ecology to plankton and ecosystem function: an emerging field. Mar Drugs. 2011;9:1625-48 pubmed publisher
    ..Understanding chemical ecological responses to environmental triggers and chemically-mediated species interactions will help define crucial chemical and molecular processes that help maintain biodiversity and ecosystem functionality...
  5. Logares R, Audic S, Santini S, Pernice M, de Vargas C, Massana R. Diversity patterns and activity of uncultured marine heterotrophic flagellates unveiled with pyrosequencing. ISME J. 2012;6:1823-33 pubmed publisher
    ..Thus, MAST diversity seems to be highly partitioned in spatial scales. Altogether, our results shed light on these ecologically very important but poorly known groups of uncultured marine flagellates...
  6. Williams T, Long E, Evans F, Demaere M, Lauro F, Raftery M, et al. A metaproteomic assessment of winter and summer bacterioplankton from Antarctic Peninsula coastal surface waters. ISME J. 2012;6:1883-900 pubmed publisher
  7. Fournier J, Lévesque E, Pouvreau S, Le Pennec M, Le Moullac G. Influence of plankton concentration on gametogenesis and spawning of the black lip pearl oyster Pinctada margaritifera in Ahe atoll lagoon (Tuamotu Archipelago, French polynesia). Mar Pollut Bull. 2012;65:463-70 pubmed publisher
    ..Our aim was to assess the influence of natural plankton concentration fluctuations on maturation and spawning of the black lip pearl oyster Pinctada margaritifera, ..
  8. Smetacek V. Making sense of ocean biota: how evolution and biodiversity of land organisms differ from that of the plankton. J Biosci. 2012;37:589-607 pubmed
    ..of the processes driving natural selection in the pelagic environment - the open water inhabited by drifting plankton and free-swimming nekton - is still quite vague...
  9. Vrba J, Kopáček J, Fott J, Nedbalová L. Forest die-back modified plankton recovery from acidic stress. Ambio. 2014;43:207-17 pubmed publisher
    ..This re-acidification episode provided unique opportunity to study plankton recovery in the rapidly recovering lake water after the abrupt decline in nitrate leaching from the catchment...
  10. Barton A, Pershing A, Litchman E, Record N, Edwards K, Finkel Z, et al. The biogeography of marine plankton traits. Ecol Lett. 2013;16:522-34 pubmed publisher
    Changes in marine plankton communities driven by environmental variability impact the marine food web and global biogeochemical cycles of carbon and other elements...
  11. Weber T, Deutsch C. Oceanic nitrogen reservoir regulated by plankton diversity and ocean circulation. Nature. 2012;489:419-22 pubmed publisher
    ..Here we show that in the context of a realistic ocean circulation model, and a uniform N:P ratio of plankton biomass, this feedback mechanism yields an oceanic nitrate deficit more than double its observed value...
  12. Suikkanen S, Pulina S, Engström Öst J, Lehtiniemi M, Lehtinen S, Brutemark A. Climate change and eutrophication induced shifts in northern summer plankton communities. PLoS ONE. 2013;8:e66475 pubmed publisher
    ..of long-term data series is a valuable tool for understanding naturally and anthropogenically induced changes in plankton communities...
  13. Caumette G, Koch I, Reimer K. Arsenobetaine formation in plankton: a review of studies at the base of the aquatic food chain. J Environ Monit. 2012;14:2841-53 pubmed publisher
    ..The present review focuses on arsenobetaine formation in marine and freshwater plankton, comparing the arsenic compounds found in the different plankton organisms, and the methods used to assess ..
  14. Decelle J, Probert I, Bittner L, Desdevises Y, Colin S, de Vargas C, et al. An original mode of symbiosis in open ocean plankton. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012;109:18000-5 pubmed publisher
    ..oceanic microbiota in global ecology and biogeochemical cycles, symbioses are poorly characterized in open ocean plankton. Here, we describe a widespread symbiotic association between Acantharia biomineralizing microorganisms that are ..
  15. Martin P, van Mooy B. Fluorometric quantification of polyphosphate in environmental plankton samples: extraction protocols, matrix effects, and nucleic acid interference. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2013;79:273-81 pubmed publisher
    ..While our final method is optimized for marine particulate matter, different environmental sample types may need to be assessed for matrix effects, extraction efficiency, and nucleic acid interference...
  16. Cardona L, Alvarez de Quevedo I, Borrell A, Aguilar A. Massive consumption of gelatinous plankton by Mediterranean apex predators. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e31329 pubmed publisher
    ..The results strongly supported a major role of gelatinous plankton in the diet of bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus), little tunny (Euthynnus alletteratus), spearfish (Tetrapturus ..
  17. McManus M, Woodson C. Plankton distribution and ocean dispersal. J Exp Biol. 2012;215:1008-16 pubmed publisher
    b>Plankton are small organisms that dwell in oceans, seas and bodies of fresh water...
  18. Riessen H, Linley R, Altshuler I, Rabus M, Söllradl T, Clausen Schaumann H, et al. Changes in water chemistry can disable plankton prey defenses. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012;109:15377-82 pubmed
    ..Such a change likely contributes to the observed lack of success of daphniids in most low-calcium freshwater environments, and will speed the loss of these important zooplankton in lakes where calcium levels are in decline...
  19. Benincà E, Dakos V, Van Nes E, Huisman J, Scheffer M. Resonance of plankton communities with temperature fluctuations. Am Nat. 2011;178:E85-95 pubmed publisher
    ..Here, we use a simple predator-prey model to explore the sensitivity of plankton communities to stochastic environmental fluctuations...
  20. Eiler A, Heinrich F, Bertilsson S. Coherent dynamics and association networks among lake bacterioplankton taxa. ISME J. 2012;6:330-42 pubmed publisher
    ..Accordingly, unique ecological features can be inferred for each tribe and reveal the natural history of abundant cultured and uncultured freshwater bacteria...
  21. Korhonen J, Wang J, Soininen J. Productivity-diversity relationships in lake plankton communities. PLoS ONE. 2011;6:e22041 pubmed publisher
    ..This highlights the need for conserving diversity in order to maintain ecosystem processes in freshwaters. ..
  22. Ruiz González C, Lefort T, Galí M, Montserrat Sala M, Sommaruga R, Simó R, et al. Seasonal patterns in the sunlight sensitivity of bacterioplankton from Mediterranean surface coastal waters. FEMS Microbiol Ecol. 2012;79:661-74 pubmed publisher
  23. Popendorf K, Fredricks H, van Mooy B. Molecular ion-independent quantification of polar glycerolipid classes in marine plankton using triple quadrupole MS. Lipids. 2013;48:185-95 pubmed publisher
    ..The efficacy of the method was demonstrated by analyzing plankton community samples from a variety of marine environments.
  24. Dötsch A, Eckweiler D, Schniederjans M, Zimmermann A, Jensen V, Scharfe M, et al. The Pseudomonas aeruginosa transcriptome in planktonic cultures and static biofilms using RNA sequencing. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e31092 pubmed publisher
    ..aeruginosa that employs RNA sequencing technology and provides insights into the quantitative and qualitative transcriptome including the expression of small RNAs in P. aeruginosa biofilms...
  25. Bittner L, Gobet A, Audic S, Romac S, Egge E, Santini S, et al. Diversity patterns of uncultured Haptophytes unravelled by pyrosequencing in Naples Bay. Mol Ecol. 2013;22:87-101 pubmed publisher
    ..pyrosequencing on large subunit ribosomal DNA (LSU rDNA) fragments to assess the diversity from size-fractioned plankton samples collected in the Bay of Naples...
  26. Portillo M, Anderson S, Fierer N. Temporal variability in the diversity and composition of stream bacterioplankton communities. Environ Microbiol. 2012;14:2417-28 pubmed publisher
    ..Detailed temporal sampling is important if the objective is to monitor microbial community dynamics in pulsed ecosystems like streams...
  27. Doherty M, Tamura M, Vriezen J, McManus G, Katz L. Diversity of oligotrichia and choreotrichia ciliates in coastal marine sediments and in overlying plankton. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2010;76:3924-35 pubmed publisher
    Elucidating the relationship between ciliate communities in the benthos and the plankton is critical to understanding ciliate diversity in marine systems...
  28. Sowell S, Abraham P, Shah M, Verberkmoes N, Smith D, Barofsky D, et al. Environmental proteomics of microbial plankton in a highly productive coastal upwelling system. ISME J. 2011;5:856-65 pubmed publisher
  29. Bowler C, Karl D, Colwell R. Microbial oceanography in a sea of opportunity. Nature. 2009;459:180-4 pubmed publisher
    b>Plankton use solar energy to drive the nutrient cycles that make the planet habitable for larger organisms...
  30. Yooseph S, Nealson K, Rusch D, McCrow J, Dupont C, Kim M, et al. Genomic and functional adaptation in surface ocean planktonic prokaryotes. Nature. 2010;468:60-6 pubmed publisher
    ..Their genomic features also lead us to propose that one method used to avoid predation by viruses and/or bacterivores is by means of slow growth and the maintenance of low biomass...
  31. Daam M, Crum S, Van den Brink P, Nogueira A. Fate and effects of the insecticide chlorpyrifos in outdoor plankton-dominated microcosms in Thailand. Environ Toxicol Chem. 2008;27:2530-8 pubmed publisher
    The fate and effects of the insecticide chlorpyrifos were studied in plankton-dominated, freshwater microcosms in Thailand...
  32. Nigaud Y, Cosette P, Collet A, Song P, Vaudry D, Vaudry H, et al. Biofilm-induced modifications in the proteome of Pseudomonas aeruginosa planktonic cells. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2010;1804:957-66 pubmed publisher
    ..These results demonstrate that planktonic organisms are able to detect the presence of a biofilm in their close environment and to modify their gene expression in consequence. ..
  33. Comte J, del Giorgio P. Linking the patterns of change in composition and function in bacterioplankton successions along environmental gradients. Ecology. 2010;91:1466-76 pubmed
    ..This in turn suggests a high level of functional redundancy that occurs both within the existing community and in the meta-community from which phylotypes are selected to occupy the new niches that are created along the transitions. ..
  34. Stewart F, Ottesen E, DeLong E. Development and quantitative analyses of a universal rRNA-subtraction protocol for microbial metatranscriptomics. ISME J. 2010;4:896-907 pubmed publisher
    ..These results indicate that pyrosequencing captures a small subset of total mRNA diversity and underscores the importance of reliable rRNA subtraction procedures to enhance sequencing coverage across the functional transcript pool. ..
  35. Berrojalbiz N, Dachs J, Del Vento S, Ojeda M, Valle M, Castro Jiménez J, et al. Persistent organic pollutants in Mediterranean seawater and processes affecting their accumulation in plankton. Environ Sci Technol. 2011;45:4315-22 pubmed publisher
    ..cruises in June 2006 and May 2007 from Barcelona to Istanbul and Alexandria, respectively, where water and plankton samples were collected simultaneously...
  36. Bouvier T, del Giorgio P, Gasol J. A comparative study of the cytometric characteristics of high and low nucleic-acid bacterioplankton cells from different aquatic ecosystems. Environ Microbiol. 2007;9:2050-66 pubmed
  37. Serra D, Lücking G, Weiland F, Schulz S, Görg A, Yantorno O, et al. Proteome approaches combined with Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy revealed a distinctive biofilm physiology in Bordetella pertussis. Proteomics. 2008;8:4995-5010 pubmed publisher
    ..pertussis pathogenesis. In summary, our work showed that the combination of proteomics and FT-IR spectroscopy with multivariate statistical analysis provides a powerful tool to gain further insight into bacterial lifestyles. ..
  38. Bester E, Edwards E, Wolfaardt G. Planktonic cell yield is linked to biofilm development. Can J Microbiol. 2009;55:1195-206 pubmed publisher
  39. Wilkins M, Verberkmoes N, Williams K, Callister S, Mouser P, Elifantz H, et al. Proteogenomic monitoring of Geobacter physiology during stimulated uranium bioremediation. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2009;75:6591-9 pubmed publisher
    ..Thus, metagenomics-independent community proteogenomics can be used to diagnose the status of the subsurface consortia upon which remediation biotechnology relies...
  40. Eiler A, Hayakawa D, Church M, Karl D, Rappé M. Dynamics of the SAR11 bacterioplankton lineage in relation to environmental conditions in the oligotrophic North Pacific subtropical gyre. Environ Microbiol. 2009;11:2291-300 pubmed publisher
  41. Fuhrman J, Steele J, Hewson I, Schwalbach M, Brown M, Green J, et al. A latitudinal diversity gradient in planktonic marine bacteria. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008;105:7774-8 pubmed publisher
    ..genetic fingerprinting to quantify species richness in 103 near-surface samples of marine bacterial plankton, taken from tropical to polar in both hemispheres. We found a significant latitudinal gradient in richness...
  42. Jezberová J, Jezbera J, Brandt U, Lindström E, Langenheder S, Hahn M. Ubiquity of Polynucleobacter necessarius ssp. asymbioticus in lentic freshwater habitats of a heterogeneous 2000 km area. Environ Microbiol. 2010;12:658-69 pubmed publisher
    ..asymbioticus (PnecC), a numerically and functionally important taxon in the plankton of freshwater systems...
  43. Mou X, Hodson R, Moran M. Bacterioplankton assemblages transforming dissolved organic compounds in coastal seawater. Environ Microbiol. 2007;9:2025-37 pubmed
  44. Wilhelm L, Tripp H, Givan S, Smith D, Giovannoni S. Natural variation in SAR11 marine bacterioplankton genomes inferred from metagenomic data. Biol Direct. 2007;2:27 pubmed
  45. Lizárraga Partida M, Mendez Gómez E, Rivas Montaño A, Vargas Hernández E, Portillo López A, González Ramírez A, et al. Association of Vibrio cholerae with plankton in coastal areas of Mexico. Environ Microbiol. 2009;11:201-8 pubmed publisher
    ..in which the relationship of sea surface temperature and the association of Vibrio cholerae with marine plankton could be assessed in Mexican coastal and estuarine areas...
  46. Fernandez Delgado M, Garcia Amado M, Contreras M, Edgcomb V, Vitelli J, Gueneau P, et al. Vibrio cholerae non-O1, non-O139 associated with seawater and plankton from coastal marine areas of the Caribbean Sea. Int J Environ Health Res. 2009;19:279-89 pubmed publisher
    ..Three V. cholerae isolates were obtained from seawater and plankton using the HP selective medium for Helicobacter pylori. These V...
  47. Baltar F, Aristegui J, Sintes E, van Aken H, Gasol J, Herndl G. Prokaryotic extracellular enzymatic activity in relation to biomass production and respiration in the meso- and bathypelagic waters of the (sub)tropical Atlantic. Environ Microbiol. 2009;11:1998-2014 pubmed publisher
    ..Thus, it is apparent that the utilization of deep ocean organic matter is linked to higher cell-specific extracellular enzymatic activity and respiration and lower cell-specific PHP than in surface waters...
  48. Yoon H, Price D, Stepanauskas R, Rajah V, Sieracki M, Wilson W, et al. Single-cell genomics reveals organismal interactions in uncultivated marine protists. Science. 2011;332:714-7 pubmed publisher
    ..By using shotgun sequencing of uncultured marine picobiliphytes, we revealed the distinct interactions of individual cells...
  49. Martin Cuadrado A, Rodriguez Valera F, Moreira D, Alba J, Ivars Martinez E, Henn M, et al. Hindsight in the relative abundance, metabolic potential and genome dynamics of uncultivated marine archaea from comparative metagenomic analyses of bathypelagic plankton of different oceanic regions. ISME J. 2008;2:865-86 pubmed publisher
    ..16S rRNA genes that were selected from four metagenomic libraries constructed from meso- and bathypelagic plankton of different oceanic regions (South Atlantic, Antarctic Polar Front, Adriatic and Ionian Sea; depths from 500 to ..
  50. Quaiser A, López García P, Zivanovic Y, Henn M, Rodriguez Valera F, Moreira D. Comparative analysis of genome fragments of Acidobacteria from deep Mediterranean plankton. Environ Microbiol. 2008;10:2704-17 pubmed publisher
    ..Recent studies suggest that members of this phylum may be also abundant in deep-sea plankton, but their relative abundance and ecological role in this ecosystem are completely unknown...
  51. Poretsky R, Hewson I, Sun S, Allen A, Zehr J, Moran M. Comparative day/night metatranscriptomic analysis of microbial communities in the North Pacific subtropical gyre. Environ Microbiol. 2009;11:1358-75 pubmed publisher
    ..Direct sequencing of these environmental transcripts has provided detailed information on metabolic and biogeochemical responses of a microbial community to solar forcing...
  52. Kiss A, Acs E, Kiss K, Török J. Structure and seasonal dynamics of the protozoan community (heterotrophic flagellates, ciliates, amoeboid protozoa) in the plankton of a large river (River Danube, Hungary). Eur J Protistol. 2009;45:121-38 pubmed publisher
    Seasonal dynamics of all major protozoan groups were investigated in the plankton of the River Danube, upstream of Budapest (Hungary), by bi-weekly sampling over a 1-year long period...
  53. Comte J, del Giorgio P. Links between resources, C metabolism and the major components of bacterioplankton community structure across a range of freshwater ecosystems. Environ Microbiol. 2009;11:1704-16 pubmed publisher
  54. Booth S, Workentine M, Wen J, Shaykhutdinov R, Vogel H, Ceri H, et al. Differences in metabolism between the biofilm and planktonic response to metal stress. J Proteome Res. 2011;10:3190-9 pubmed publisher
    ..An altered metabolic response to metal toxicity represents a novel addition to a growing list of biofilm-specific mechanisms to resist environmental stress...
  55. Silveira C, Vieira R, Cardoso A, Paranhos R, Albano R, Martins O. Influence of salinity on bacterioplankton communities from the Brazilian rain forest to the coastal Atlantic Ocean. PLoS ONE. 2011;6:e17789 pubmed publisher
  56. Soares M, Lobão L, Vidal L, Noyma N, Barros N, Cardoso S, et al. Light microscopy in aquatic ecology: methods for plankton communities studies. Methods Mol Biol. 2011;689:215-27 pubmed publisher
    ..Here we present some of the main light microscopy methods used to quantify different components of planktonic communities, such as virus, bacteria, algae and animals...
  57. Palenik B, Grimwood J, Aerts A, Rouze P, Salamov A, Putnam N, et al. The tiny eukaryote Ostreococcus provides genomic insights into the paradox of plankton speciation. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2007;104:7705-10 pubmed
    ..As reported here, selenoenzymes, novel fusion proteins, and loss of some major protein families including ones associated with chromatin are likely important adaptations for achieving a small cell size...
  58. Xing P, Hahn M, Wu Q. Low taxon richness of bacterioplankton in high-altitude lakes of the eastern tibetan plateau, with a predominance of Bacteroidetes and Synechococcus spp. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2009;75:7017-25 pubmed publisher
    b>Plankton samples were collected from six remote freshwater and saline lakes located at altitudes of 3,204 to 4,718 m and 1,000 km apart within an area of ca...
  59. Nelson C, Carlson C. Differential response of high-elevation planktonic bacterial community structure and metabolism to experimental nutrient enrichment. PLoS ONE. 2011;6:e18320 pubmed publisher
  60. Krock B, Tillmann U, John U, Cembella A. LC-MS-MS aboard ship: tandem mass spectrometry in the search for phycotoxins and novel toxigenic plankton from the North Sea. Anal Bioanal Chem. 2008;392:797-803 pubmed publisher
    Phycotoxins produced by various species of toxigenic microalgae occurring in the plankton are a global threat to the security of seafood resources and the health of humans and coastal marine ecosystems...
  61. Shoresh N, Hegreness M, Kishony R. Evolution exacerbates the paradox of the plankton. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008;105:12365-9 pubmed publisher
    Can biodiversity evolve and persist in a uniform environment? This question is at the heart of the plankton paradox: in the natural world we observe many species sharing few resources, whereas the principle of competitive exclusion would ..
  62. Sims D. Sieving a living: a review of the biology, ecology and conservation status of the plankton-feeding basking shark Cetorhinus maximus. Adv Mar Biol. 2008;54:171-220 pubmed publisher
    ..Although challenging, it is arguable that without achieving these goals the conservation status of the basking shark will be difficult to assess accurately...
  63. Aurahs R, Grimm G, Hemleben V, Hemleben C, Kucera M. Geographical distribution of cryptic genetic types in the planktonic foraminifer Globigerinoides ruber. Mol Ecol. 2009;18:1692-706 pubmed publisher
    ..This pattern is consistent with the concept of niche partitioning, implying decreasing level of competition between genetic types with increasing degree of genetic divergence...
  64. Poretsky R, Sun S, Mou X, Moran M. Transporter genes expressed by coastal bacterioplankton in response to dissolved organic carbon. Environ Microbiol. 2010;12:616-27 pubmed publisher
  65. Pauleto G, Velho L, Buosi P, Brão A, Lansac Tôha F, Bonecker C. Spatial and temporal patterns of ciliate species composition (Protozoa: Ciliophora) in the plankton of the Upper Paraná River floodplain. Braz J Biol. 2009;69:517-27 pubmed
    Spatial and temporal patterns of plankton ciliates species composition in the Paraná River floodplain were investigated. Samplings were carried out in twelve environments in two distinct hydrological periods (limnophase and potamophase)...
  66. Minamoto T, Honjo M, Yamanaka H, Tanaka N, Itayama T, Kawabata Z. Detection of cyprinid herpesvirus-3 DNA in lake plankton. Res Vet Sci. 2011;90:530-2 pubmed publisher
    ..It is possible that the virus adheres to plankton, which then facilitate viral movement and transmission, and therefore, it is hypothesised that plankton are ..
  67. Sinsabaugh R, Van Horn D, Shah J, Findlay S. Ecoenzymatic stoichiometry in relation to productivity for freshwater biofilm and plankton communities. Microb Ecol. 2010;60:885-93 pubmed publisher
    ..For ?-glucosidase vs. phosphatase, the differences in slope (biofilm 0.65, plankton 1...
  68. Shi X, Marie D, Jardillier L, Scanlan D, Vaulot D. Groups without cultured representatives dominate eukaryotic picophytoplankton in the oligotrophic South East Pacific Ocean. PLoS ONE. 2009;4:e7657 pubmed publisher
  69. Auguet J, Barberan A, Casamayor E. Global ecological patterns in uncultured Archaea. ISME J. 2010;4:182-90 pubmed publisher
    ..Overall, our approach provided ecological support for the often arbitrary nomenclature within uncultured Archaea, as well as phylogeographical clues on key ecological and evolutionary aspects of archaeal biology...