Ecological Physiology: Feeding

  • Tom Fenchel
Part of the Brock/Springer Series in Contemporary Bioscience book series (BROCK/SPRINGER)


Phagocytosis is an essential feature of protozoan feeding and it is the subject of both this and the following section. Some protozoa acquire additional energy and materials for growth by other mechanisms, such as the uptake of dissolved materials, which will be discussed at the end of this section, while symbiotic relations with photosynthetic organisms will be discussed in Section 6.2.


Food Particle Filter Feeder Latex Bead Ecological Physiology Food Vacuole 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Tom Fenchel
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Ecology and GeneticsUniversity of AarhusAarhusDenmark

Personalised recommendations