11. Protistan Grazing on Marine Bacterioplankton

  1. David L. Kirchman
  1. Klaus Jürgens1 and
  2. Ramon Massana2

Published Online: 11 JUL 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470281840.ch11

Microbial Ecology of the Oceans, Second Edition

Microbial Ecology of the Oceans, Second Edition

How to Cite

Jürgens, K. and Massana, R. (2008) Protistan Grazing on Marine Bacterioplankton, in Microbial Ecology of the Oceans, Second Edition (ed D. L. Kirchman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470281840.ch11

Editor Information

  1. College of Marine and Earth Studies, University of Delaware, Lewes, DE 19958, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research, 18119 Rostock, Germany

  2. 2

    Institut de Ciències del Mar, CMIMA (CSIC), Passeig Marítim de la Barceloneta 37–49, 08003 Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 JUL 2008
  2. Published Print: 6 JUN 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470043448

Online ISBN: 9780470281840



  • marine bacterioplankton protistan grazing;
  • marine heterotrophic nanoflagellate;
  • bacterial assemblages and grazing shaping force


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • New Insights into Phylogenetic Organization

  • Functional Size Classes of Protists

  • Natural Assemblages of Marine Heterotrophic Nanoflagellates

  • Functional Ecology of Bacterivorous Flagellates

  • Impact of Protistan Bacterivory on Marine Bacterioplankton

  • Grazing as a Shaping Force of Bacterial Assemblages

  • Molecular Tools for Protistan Ecology

  • Summary

  • Acknowledgments

  • References