News tagged with ciliates

Defence at almost any price

Even bacteria have enemies – in water, for example, single-celled ciliates preferably feed on microbes. The microbes protect themselves against predators by employing a variety of tricks, which the ciliates, in turn, attempt ...

dateDec 13, 2017 in Cell & Microbiology
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Chemical ecologists translate the language of the sea

If Dr. Dolittle could talk to the animals, it's more likely he was a chemical ecologist than a linguist, says marine scientist Mark Hay of the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta—at least when it came to talking ...

dateSep 26, 2013 in Ecology
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Microbes welcome protected habitat

A pond in Salzburg has been granted nature conservation status due to its unusually diverse population of ciliates. As the results of an Austrian Science Fund FWF research project show, this small water body is home to an ...

dateAug 26, 2013 in Ecology
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