Table 1

Radiolabelled substrate incorporation in loriciferans from the L'Atalante basin and nematodes from coastal Mediterranean sediments.

DPM ind-1

Control (killed)

Treated (living)


Loriciferans

53 ± 3

93 ± 4


Nematodes

(n = 1 ind)

56 ± 1

64 ± 3

(n = 2 ind)

58 ± 4

73 ± 7

(n = 5 ind)

61 ± 1

79 ± 4

(n = 10 ind)

62 ± 1

98 ± 2


Reported are individual disintegrations per minute of nematodes (coastal Mediterranean Sea) and loriciferans (L'Atalante basin) incubated with (3H)-leucine. Data are means of replicates (n = 3-5) ± standard deviation determined on living specimens (treatment) and Loricifera collected from same anoxic sediments but killed prior to treatment (control). Ind: individuals; DPM: disintegration per minute.

Danovaro et al. BMC Biology 2010 8:30   doi:10.1186/1741-7007-8-30

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