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Litonotus pictus P1


Principle Investigator(s) Denis Lynn
External sample ID
Sample accession numberCAM_SMPL_002483
Assembly accession numberCAM_ASM_000301
Combined Assembly NameN/A
Prelim. NCBI Taxon ID665100
18S rRNA
Importance of organism and transcriptomesLitonotus sp. represents the class LITOSTOMATEA. Study of Litonotus is also scientifically compelling as this and related species are top predators in many marine benthic food webs, feeding on other ciliates and small flagellates.
Additional citations and referencesKim S-J and Min GS. 2009. Taxonomic study of poorly-known marine pleurostomatid ciliates of Litonotus paracygnus and L. pictus (Ciliophora: Pleurostomatida) from Korea. The Korean Journal of Systematic Zoology, 25: 167-178.
Environmental Data
Primary citation for organism's characterization, if availableModeo, L., Petroni, G., Verni, F., Rosati, G. (2002). The fine structure of the extrusomes of two ciliate predator species. 22? Meeting of the Italian Society of Protozoology (SIP). 20-21 September 2001, La Spezia (Italy). J Eukaryot Microbiol, 49: 13A.
Salinity (psu)33
Temperature (ºC)19
Collection date01-APR-00
Sample collection siteIonian Sea
Other collection site infoCampomarino di Maruggio (Taranto, Puglia)
Sample material (e.g. "seawater," "sediment," etc.)Seawater and sediment
ENVO term for habitat - primary termAcquatic: marine
ENVO term for habitat - secondary termOther
Habitat description50-100 cm diameter, 5-10 cm deep, pools on rocky shore
Other environmental metadata availableno other types of environmental metadata available
Other environmental metadata availableno other types of environmental metadata available
Habitatmarine habitat
Experimental Data
Date of experiment16-FEB-12
Growth mediumautoclaved artificial seawater (Red Sea Salt, Red Sea, http://www.redseafish.com)
Temperature (ºC)19
Salinty (psu)33
Light (µmol photons / m2 / sec)300
Day portion of day:night cycle in hours12
Night portion of day:night cycle in hours12
Prey organism, if applicable (genus and species)Euplotes crassus
Investigation typeEukaryotes
Other experimental metadata availableCells treated with 0.1 mg/ml ampicillin overnigth and then washed in autoclaved seawater