2. Understanding Roles of Microbes in Marine Pelagic Food Webs: A Brief History

  1. David L. Kirchman
  1. Evelyn Sherr and
  2. Barry Sherr

Published Online: 11 JUL 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470281840.ch2

Microbial Ecology of the Oceans, Second Edition

Microbial Ecology of the Oceans, Second Edition

How to Cite

Sherr, E. and Sherr, B. (2008) Understanding Roles of Microbes in Marine Pelagic Food Webs: A Brief History, in Microbial Ecology of the Oceans, Second Edition (ed D. L. Kirchman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470281840.ch2

Editor Information

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

Author Information

  1. College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331-5503, USA

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470043448

Online ISBN: 9780470281840

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Keywords:

  • marine pelagic food web microbe roles;
  • marine heterotrophic protists;
  • “microbial loop”

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Pre-1950s: The Early Years

  • 1950–1974

  • 1970s–1980s

  • Improvement in Methods

  • Marine Heterotrophic Protists

  • The “Microbial Loop”

  • 1990–Present: The Molecular Revolution

  • Summary

  • References