Respiration by ciliates of various dimensions in conditions of different oxygen concentrations
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The oxygen consumption of 6 ciliated protozoa species in conditions of different oxygen concentration was studied using the electrode polarograph. Two types of dependence have been suggested to describe the ciliate oxygen consumption rates (OCR) under different oxygen concentrations. A high level of ciliate respiratory metabolism was established, both large and small ciliates reacting moreover under the oxygen changes similarly. Coefficients for correcting respiration at the lower oxygen concentrations were developed.
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A.A. Kovalchuk, Laboratory of Natural Ecosystems Ecology at the University of Usgorod, Dovsenka 4/6, Usgorod, Zakarpatska oblast, 294000, Ukraine,