The First Record for the Americas of Loxodes rex, a Flagship Ciliate with an Alleged Restricted Biogeography

Authors: Hines, H.N., McCarthy, P.J. and Esteban, G.F.

Journal: Microbial Ecology

Publisher: Springer New York LLC

ISSN: 0095-3628

DOI: 10.1007/s00248-015-0656-x

Abstract:

As the foundations of food webs, protozoa are essential to the success of an ecological system. These organisms are often overlooked, and research in the Americas is sparse. Recent samplings conducted in freshwater canals and ponds in Florida, USA, have revealed Loxodes rex, an alleged endemic ciliate species. Originally described as endemic to tropical Africa, L. rex has been considered a prime candidate for proof of microbial endemism. Our studies have shown this giant, non-encysting ciliate to be thriving in subtropical Florida. Our observations are novel and include both the first record of occurrence for the Americas and the first high-quality in vivo images for this charismatic species.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/22362/

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The First Record for the Americas of Loxodes rex, a Flagship Ciliate with an Alleged Restricted Biogeography

Authors: Hines, H.N., McCarthy, P.J. and Esteban, G.F.

Journal: Microbial Ecology

Volume: 71

Issue: 1

Pages: 5-8

ISSN: 0095-3628

DOI: 10.1007/s00248-015-0656-x

Abstract:

As the foundations of food webs, protozoa are essential to the success of an ecological system. These organisms are often overlooked, and research in the Americas is sparse. Recent samplings conducted in freshwater canals and ponds in Florida, USA, have revealed Loxodes rex, an alleged endemic ciliate species. Originally described as endemic to tropical Africa, L. rex has been considered a prime candidate for proof of microbial endemism. Our studies have shown this giant, non-encysting ciliate to be thriving in subtropical Florida. Our observations are novel and include both the first record of occurrence for the Americas and the first high-quality in vivo images for this charismatic species.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/22362/

Source: Scopus

The First Record for the Americas of Loxodes rex, a Flagship Ciliate with an Alleged Restricted Biogeography.

Authors: Hines, H.N., McCarthy, P.J. and Esteban, G.F.

Journal: Microb Ecol

Volume: 71

Issue: 1

Pages: 5-8

eISSN: 1432-184X

DOI: 10.1007/s00248-015-0656-x

Abstract:

As the foundations of food webs, protozoa are essential to the success of an ecological system. These organisms are often overlooked, and research in the Americas is sparse. Recent samplings conducted in freshwater canals and ponds in Florida, USA, have revealed Loxodes rex, an alleged endemic ciliate species. Originally described as endemic to tropical Africa, L. rex has been considered a prime candidate for proof of microbial endemism. Our studies have shown this giant, non-encysting ciliate to be thriving in subtropical Florida. Our observations are novel and include both the first record of occurrence for the Americas and the first high-quality in vivo images for this charismatic species.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/22362/

Source: PubMed

The First Record for the Americas of Loxodes rex, a Flagship Ciliate with an Alleged Restricted Biogeography

Authors: Hines, H.N., McCarthy, P.J. and Esteban, G.F.

Journal: MICROBIAL ECOLOGY

Volume: 71

Issue: 1

Pages: 5-8

eISSN: 1432-184X

ISSN: 0095-3628

DOI: 10.1007/s00248-015-0656-x

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/22362/

Source: Web of Science (Lite)

The first record for the Americas of Loxodes rex, a flagship ciliate with an alleged restricted biogeography

Authors: Hines, H., McCarthy, P. and Esteban, G.F.

Journal: Microbial Ecology

ISSN: 1678-4405

DOI: 10.1007/s00248-015-0656-x

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/22362/

Source: Manual

The First Record for the Americas of Loxodes rex, a Flagship Ciliate with an Alleged Restricted Biogeography.

Authors: Hines, H.N., McCarthy, P.J. and Esteban, G.F.

Journal: Microbial ecology

Volume: 71

Issue: 1

Pages: 5-8

eISSN: 1432-184X

ISSN: 0095-3628

DOI: 10.1007/s00248-015-0656-x

Abstract:

As the foundations of food webs, protozoa are essential to the success of an ecological system. These organisms are often overlooked, and research in the Americas is sparse. Recent samplings conducted in freshwater canals and ponds in Florida, USA, have revealed Loxodes rex, an alleged endemic ciliate species. Originally described as endemic to tropical Africa, L. rex has been considered a prime candidate for proof of microbial endemism. Our studies have shown this giant, non-encysting ciliate to be thriving in subtropical Florida. Our observations are novel and include both the first record of occurrence for the Americas and the first high-quality in vivo images for this charismatic species.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/22362/

Source: Europe PubMed Central