Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Feeding by engulfing a food cell or particle and ingesting it in a phagocytic vacuole, in the manner of some flagellates.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

phagotrophy +‎ -ic

Examples

  • Work in this area has shown that the microbial food web can comprise a significant fraction of the total community biomass in arctic rivers and lakes, and that energy flow is routed through a diverse trophic network of microbial species displaying a wide array of nutritional modes (heterotrophic bacteria, phototrophic bacteria, phagotrophic protozoa, and mixotrophic flagellates [28]).

    Changes in aquatic biota and ecosystem structure and function in the Arctic

  • For the experiments reported here, steady-state unicellular C. vulgaris continuous cultures were inoculated with the predator Ochromonas vallescia, a phagotrophic flagellated protist ‘flagellate’.

    Mutation, selection and complexity - The Panda's Thumb

  • The article showed how when a common uni-celllular alga “Chlorella vulgaris” was exposed to a predator “Ochromonas vellesiaca”, a phagotrophic flagellate, within 100 generations or so, a multicellular colonial specie arose .

    Mutation, selection and complexity - The Panda's Thumb

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.