Aquat Microb Ecol 2015 24;75(2):169-185. Epub 2015 Jun 24.
Biology Department, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA 02543, USA.
, a producer of toxins associated with diarrhetic shellfish poisoning (DSP) and/or pectenotoxins (PTXs), is a mixotrophic species that requires both ciliate prey and light for growth. Linkages have been described in the literature between natural abundances of the predator and its prey, , and culture experiments have demonstrated that prey, in addition to light, is required for toxin production by ; together these suggest is a critical component for growth and toxicity. However, little is known about the role of dissolved inorganic nutrients on growth or that of toxin-producing . Read More