Table 4.

Relative contributions of population BETA3 to the first and second stages of four continuous cultivation experiments withCryptomonas sp.-associated bacterial assemblages (1995–1999) using different predators

ExperimentMean % (range [minimum–maximum]) of DAPI-stained bacteriaa
First stageSecond stageControl
Ochromonas sp. B. saltansC. glaucoma
1995 24 (18–30)7 (4–10) 36 (25–47)
1996 28 (24–32)12 (9–15) 30 (25–35)
1998 41 (32–50)2 (2–2) 19 (8–30) 24 (17–31) 49 (48–50)
1999 14 (13–15) >1 (0–1) 6 (6–6)14 (13–15)
  • a Mean values were of three timepoints (days 8, 10, and 12).