Vol. 36 No. 2, 1997
Effects of Temperature on the Dimensions of the Lorica of the Marine Choanoflagellate Acanthocorbis camarensis
Yuh-ling Lee Chen*, Jia-Chi Sheu and Seiko Hara**
of Marine Resources, National Sun Yat-sen University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
804, R.O.C. Tel: 886-7-5255025, Fax: 886-7-5255020
Yuh-ling Lee Chen, Jia-Chi Sheu and Seiko Hara (1997) Effects of temperature on the dimensions of the lorica of the marine choanoflagellate Acanthocorbis camarensis. Zoological Studies 36(2):
115-122. This paper presents the effects of temperature on the
dimensions of the lorica and the length of the costal strip of the
longitudinal costa in a laboratory cultured marine choanoflagellate,
Acanthocorbis camarensis. Four tem peratures, 15°C, 25°C, 30°C, and
35°C, were tested. Flagellates raised at higher temperatures had a
smaller lorica and shorter costal strip than those cultured at
lower temperatures. The temperature effect on the
lorica dimension of a choanoflagellate is here clearly demonstrated for
the 1st time.
Key words: Temperature, Choanpflagellate, Lorica dimension.
*Correspondence: **Current address: Miyazaki International College, 1405 Kano, Kiyotake-cho, Miyazaki 889-16, Japan.