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[Microzooplankton (MZP) are defined as heterotrophic organisms with body dimensions between 20 and 200 μm in size and can be divided into four broad groups: (i) ciliates dominated by Spirotrichea subclasses, Oligotrichia and Choreotrichia; (ii) dinoflagellates and other large flagellates; (iii)...
[The Indian Sundarbans wetland, the largest delta situated at the mouth of the Ganges River Estuary (GRE), is situated in the low-lying, meso–macrotidal, humid and tropical belt, which harbors the world’s largest mangrove forest together with associated flora and fauna. The total estuarine phase...
[This chapter presents the in-depth case study dealing with the community composition, numerical abundance, biomass, and production rate of the ciliated tintinnids in the coastal waters of Sundarbans mangrove wetland for two consecutive years (2009–2011). A total of 37 species (31 agglomerated...
[Microzooplankton play a number of pivotal ecological roles at the base of marine food webs, and it is very important to understand the effects of stresses on the species composition, biomass, and trophic activities. The chapter deals with the tremendous negative impact on water quality as well...
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