The Community Structure and Grazing Rates of Meiobenthos in Chunsu Bay, West Coast of Korea SCIE SCOPUS

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Title
The Community Structure and Grazing Rates of Meiobenthos in Chunsu Bay, West Coast of Korea
Author(s)
Min, Won-Gi; Kwon, Kae-Kyoung; Rho, Hyun Soo; Kim, Dongsung
KIOST Author(s)
Kwon, Kae Kyoung(권개경)Kim, Dong Sung(김동성)
Publication Year
2018-05
Abstract
The community structure and grazing rates of meiobenthos was studied in Chunsu bay on west coast of Korea. To examine feeding habit of major meiofaunal groups, grazing rate of nematodes and harpacticoid copepods was measured using the isotope-tracer (H-3 thymidine, C-14 amino acid) method at 3 stations in subtidal area and 1 station in intertidal area of Chunsu bay. Time-serial measurement of grazing rate was made to elucidate the effects of day/night and tidal cycle on diel feeding rhythm of the animals. The number of culturable bacteria fluctuated from 1.73 +/- 0.25x10(5) to 18.23 +/- 1.17x10(5) CFU/cm(3) during the study period, and was highest in October. The Concentration of Chl.a in the sediment at the study site was 18.0 similar to 168.2 mg/m(2) in April and 36.6 similar to 111.0 mg/m(2) in October. The most abundant meiobenthos was nematodes and followed by sarcomastigophorans, harpacticoid copepods. Density of meiobenthos were 51632 inds./10cm(2) during the study period. The grazing rates of nematode varied 0.5 similar to 57.2%/h on bacteria and 0.45 similar to 3.3%/h on microalgae at the station in tidal flat. The grazing rates of harpacticoid copepods were 0.2 similar to 14.2%/h on bacteria and 0.3 similar to 12.2%/h on benthic microalgae at the station in tidal flat. In the subtidal area, the grazing rates of nematode were 33.4 similar to 82.5%/h on bacteria and 10.3 similar to 71.5%/h on microalgae and harpacticoid copepods were 0.2 similar to 14.2%/h on bacteria and 0.3 similar to 12.2%/h on benthic microalgae.
ISSN
0749-0208
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/970
DOI
10.2112/SI85-081.1
Bibliographic Citation
JOURNAL OF COASTAL RESEARCH, pp.401 - 405, 2018
Publisher
COASTAL EDUCATION & RESEARCH FOUNDATION
Subject
INTERTIDAL MICROPHYTOBENTHOS; MEIOFAUNA; CARBON; NEMATODES; ISOTOPE; BIOMASS; DIATOMS
Keywords
Grazing rate; Nematodes; Harpacticoid copepods; Benthic microalgae
Type
Article
Language
English
Document Type
Article; Proceedings Paper
Publisher
COASTAL EDUCATION & RESEARCH FOUNDATION
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Research Interests

Biophysiological ecology,Meiobenthology,해양생물 생리생태학,중형저서생물학

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