At the same time, the percentage of predominantly metaphytic (not attached) chlorophytes
and the total number of species decreased with depth.
However, the hydrological periods altered the dynamics of periphytic algal community that was dominated by diatoms, cyanobacteria and chlorophytes
in the dry period, with greater dominance of species of the diatoms.
Contribution of chlorophytes
increased in October 2009 (11%) and February 2010 (19%) coincided with increased river discharge (Figure 2 and 6).
In addition, a neighbor-joining (NJ) tree of CYPs displayed eukaryotic origin of CpCYP and divided four major clades as follows: CYP A clade (including dinoflagellates Prorocentrum minimum and Alexandrium fundyense and bivalve Azumapecten farreri), CYP B clade (including chlorophyte
Bathycoccus prasinos and dinoflagellate Pfiesteria piscicida), CYP C clade (fungi Beauveria bassiana and Metarhizium rileyi), and CYP D (including fungus Beauveria bassiana and bivalve Hyriopsis schlegelii) (Figure 4).
This trend is supported by studies run with the chlorophytes
Dunaliella salina (Lamers et al., 2012) and Chlorella zofingiensis (Mulders et al., 2014) and with the haptophyte Isochrysis galbana (Roopnarain et al., 2014), among many others.
(27%), unidentified small (d = 5-7 [micro]m) flagellates (12%), chlorophytes
(10% at DG1 and 6% at DG7), and cyanobacteria (8% at DG1 and 3% at DG7).
While living, many tropical LBFs form symbioses with a range of marine algae including dinoflagellates, diatoms, red algae (rhodophytes), green algae (chlorophytes
), and cyanobacteria (Lee, 2006).
Others, such as chlorophytes
, filamentous browns, and some unicells, regenerate from overwintering fragments.
A proxy for FLH at daily time scale is an arithmetic average of NOBM chlorophytes
Fish consumed a wide array of food items such as algae (Chlorophytes
), terrestrial plants (fragments of root, stem, leaves and seeds), aquatic arthropods (fragments of Diptera, Ephemeroptera, Trichoptera and Coleoptera larvae and pupae), terrestrial arthropods (fragments of Coleoptera, Hymenoptera, Hemiptera and Diptera), fish scales and sediment (sand and pebbles).
were present in the Bay of Saint Louis and in the Mississippi Sound but absent in the MS Bight.