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Occurrence of the rare microflagellates Prorocentrum arcuatum Issel and Hermesinum adriaticum Zacharias in the marine Lake Rogoznica (eastern Adriatic coast)

Burić, Zrinka; Caput-Mihalić, Katarina; Cetinić, Ivona; Ciglenečki-Jušić, Irena; Carić, Marina; Viličić, Damir; Ćosović, Božena (2009) Occurrence of the rare microflagellates Prorocentrum arcuatum Issel and Hermesinum adriaticum Zacharias in the marine Lake Rogoznica (eastern Adriatic coast). Acta Adriatica, 50 (1). pp. 31-44. ISSN 0001-5113

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Abstract

The marine Lake Rogoznica is a small, karstic habitat with potential anthropogenic influence, situated in the eastern-central Adriatic coast. In this naturally eutrophic, hypoxic and periodically anoxic lake, an investigation of the microplankton community was performed during the 1995- 1998 period when the ecology of the lake was greatly influenced by strong stratification and the appearance of anoxic conditions in the entire water column. The microplankton community (maximum abundance 1.06 x 107 cells L-1) was composed of 40 taxa, mainly diatoms (62.5%) and dinoflagellates (29%). The research provided evidence of exceptionally dense populations and the seasonally-recurrent appearance of two rare microflagellates: Prorocentrum arcuatum Issel (dinoflagellate) and Hermesinum adriaticum Zacharias (heterotrophic microflagellate). The development of H. adriaticum and P. arcuatum mostly increased during the summer under conditions of nitrate deficiency, while the co-dominant diatom Chaetoceros curvisetus Cleve appeared during the spring when higher nitrate concentrations were present. Canonical Correspondence Analysis (CCA) indicated the importance of temperature, oxygen, silicate and nitrate on the incidence of these dominant species. The investigation of these microflagellates has allowed for the gaining of insight into their ecophysiological characteristics as well as the monitoring of their distribution in the Mediterranean, which has possibly expanded due to climate changes.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hermesinum adriaticum; Prorocentrum arcuatum; flagellates; seasonality; marine lake; Rogoznica
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Chemistry
NATURAL SCIENCES > Biology
NATURAL SCIENCES > Interdisciplinary Natural Sciences
Divisions: Division for Marine and Enviromental Research
Projects:
Project titleProject leaderProject codeProject type
Struktura planktonskih populacija u trofičkom gradijentu u južnom Jadranu[175956] Mirna Batistić275-0000000-3186MZOS
Priroda organske tvari, interakcije s mikrokonstituentima i površinama u okolišu[179942] Irena Ciglenečki-Jušić098-0982934-2717MZOS
Struktura i razvoj zajednica mikroalga u trofičkom gradijentu[52261] Damir Viličić119-1191189-1228MZOS
Depositing User: Irena Ciglenečki-Jušić
Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2013 09:45
Last Modified: 26 Feb 2014 13:09
URI: http://fulir.irb.hr/id/eprint/1014

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