Length of rod-shaped bacterial cells that are too large for feeding by Daphnia magna

Range >6 µm
Organism Crustacean Daphnia magna
Reference Young KD. The selective value of bacterial shape. Microbiol Mol Biol Rev. 2006 Sep70(3):660-703 DOI: 10.1128/MMBR.00001-06 p.685 right column 2nd paragraphPubMed ID16959965
Primary Source [151] Jürgens K, Pernthaler J, Schalla S, Amann R. Morphological and compositional changes in a planktonic bacterial community in response to enhanced protozoan grazing. Appl Environ Microbiol. 1999 Mar65(3):1241-50PubMed ID10049890
Method Primary source abstract: "[Investigators] analyzed changes in bacterioplankton morphology and composition during enhanced protozoan grazing by image analysis and fluorescent in situ hybridization with group-specific rRNA-targeted oligonucleotide probes. Enclosure experiments were conducted in a small, fishless freshwater pond which was dominated by the cladoceran Daphnia magna."
Comments P.685 right column 2nd paragraph: "Individual rod-shaped cells longer than 6 μm are too large for the filter-feeding zooplankton Daphnia magna, and grazing by this predator provokes accumulation of at least five different types of bacterial filaments: long rods, curved and S-shaped cells, threads, filaments with pointed ends, and cells in chains (primary source)."
Entered by Uri M
ID 115629