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Jakoba libera (Ruinen, 1938), a heterotrophic flagellate from deep oceanic sediments

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  11 May 2009

David J. Patterson
Department of Zoology, University of Bristol, Bristol, BS8 1UG


An account is given of a flagellated protist isolated from Atlantic sediments at a depth of 1500 m. The organism forms part of the microbial food web by consuming suspended bacteria. The organism was originally described by Ruinen as Cryptobia libera. On the basis of its ultrastructure, assignment to the genus Cryptobia is regarded as inappropriate, and Jakoba is proposed as a new generic vehicle.

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Copyright © Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 1990

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