6. Ecology and Diversity of Picoeukaryotes

  1. David L. Kirchman
  1. Alexandra Z. Worden1 and
  2. Fabrice Not2

Published Online: 11 JUL 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470281840.ch6

Microbial Ecology of the Oceans, Second Edition

Microbial Ecology of the Oceans, Second Edition

How to Cite

Worden, A. Z. and Not, F. (2008) Ecology and Diversity of Picoeukaryotes, in Microbial Ecology of the Oceans, Second Edition (ed D. L. Kirchman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470281840.ch6

Editor Information

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

Author Information

  1. 1

    Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, Moss Landing, CA 95039, USA

  2. 2

    Evolution du Plancton et PaleOceans Laboratory, CNRS, Université Paris 06, UMR7144, Station Biologique de Roscoff, 29682, Roscoff, Cedex BP 74, France

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470043448

Online ISBN: 9780470281840



  • picoeukaryotes - ecology and diversity;
  • environmental diversity and molecular phylogenetics;
  • microbial food web picoeukaryote integration


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Functional Roles, Classification, and Biological Traits

  • Environmental Diversity and Molecular Phylogenetics

  • Distribution, Abundance, and Activities

  • Genomic Approaches to Picoeukaryote Ecology

  • Integration of Picoeukaryotes to the Microbial Food Web: Research Directions

  • Summary

  • Acknowledgments

  • References