Higher-order interactions stabilize dynamics in competitive network models Jacopo Grilli, György Barabás, Matthew J. Michalska-Smith, Stefano Allesina Nature 548, 210–213 (10 August 2017) doi:10.1038/nature23273 There’s no PDF available, but this is too good not to include here. Reef-oriented microbial communities in the wild are large and stable. Read that twice and then read on to the quote from the article. 🙂 […]
Development of the protoplasts induced from wound-response in fifteen marine green algae
Title: Development of the protoplasts induced from wound-response in fifteen marine green algae Authors: Kim, Gwang Hoon, and Tatiana A. Klotchkova Journal: Japanese Journal of Phycology, 52 (2004): 111-116 PDF Link The first question answered here is whether the ability to regenerate from damage via released protoplasts is unique to Bryopsis, and the answer appears […]
Effect of nitrogen and phosphorus supply on growth, chlorophyll content and tissue composition of the macroalga Chaetomorpha linum (O.F. Mull), Kutz, in a Mediterranean Coastal Lagoon
Folks also consistently underestimate the significance of seeing their chaeto stop growing. It’s fantastic at grabbing and holding nutrients, so if it stops growing that means your whole tank is most probably nutrient limited.
The reciprocal interaction between degradation of glucose and ecosystem structure. Studies in mixed chemostat cultures of marine bacteria, algae, and bacterivorous nanoflagellates
Bacteria vs algae is the magic scenario we hope for when we carbon dose our tanks – that bacteria will “automagically” make the algae go away. We see here that in some cases it does work out. But as we see next, a “balanced system” promotes all three lifeforms.