Mesodinium rubrum (Lohmann, 1908)

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Mesodinium rubrum

A-C = Living cells (A&C:DIC, B:BF); D&E = Cells in Lugol (DIC)

Photographer/artist Mats Kuylenstierna

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Title
Mesodinium rubrum
Photographer/artist
Mats Kuylenstierna
Copyright holder
Maria Kuylenstierna
Institute
University of Gothenburg, Marine botany
Contributor
Bengt Karlson
Caption
A-C = Living cells (A&C:DIC, B:BF); D&E = Cells in Lugol (DIC)
Image galleries
Kuylenstierna, Skagerrak-Kattegat

Description

IDs in other systems
Morphology
Obligate autotroph (?) with many red chloroplasts
Other remarks
Bloom forming
Distribution: Worldwide
Life form
Solitary
Size
length 15-70 µm
Literature
Crawford, D. W., Purdie, D. A., Lockwood, A. P. M. & Weissman, P. 1997. Recurrent red-tides in Southampton water estuary caused by the phototrophic ciliate Mesodinium rubrum. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science. 45: 799-812.
Lindholm, T. 1985. Mesodinium rubrum - a unique photosynthetic ciliate. Adv. Aqvat. Microbiol., 3: 1-48.
Lohmann, H. 1908. Untersuchungen zur Feststellungen des vollständigen Gehaltes des Meeres an Plankton. Wissensch. Meeresuntersuchungen, Abt. Kiel, NF., 10: 131-370.

Biovolumes

Species Mesodinium rubrum
Author (Lohmann) Hamburger & Buddenbrock 1911
Division Ciliophora
Class Litostomatea
Order HAPTORIDA
Trophy MX
Geometric shape 2 spheres * 5/8
Formula p/6*d^3*2*5/8
Size class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Unit cell cell cell cell cell cell cell cell cell
Size range 10-14 14-16 16-20 20-27 27-33 33-37 37-45 45-55 55-65
Diameter(d1), µm 12.5 15.0 17.5 22.5 30.0 35.0 40.0 50.0 60.0
No. of cells/counting unit 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Calculated volume, µm3 1 278 2 208 3 506 7 451 14 130 22 438 33 493 65 417 113 040
Comment * * * * * * * * *
Calculated Carbon pg/counting unit 178 298 460 934 1 704 2 630 3 832 7 184 12 007

Source

Olenina, I., Hajdu, S., Edler, L., Andersson, A., Wasmund, N., Busch, S., Göbel, J., Gromisz, S., Huseby, S., Huttunen, M., Jaanus, A., Kokkonen, P., Ledaine, I. and Niemkiewicz, E. 2006 Biovolumes and size-classes of phytoplankton in the Baltic Sea HELCOM Balt.Sea Environ. Proc. No. 106, 144pp. (PDF),
PEG_BVOL.zip

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