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Table 1 Experimental organisms, their body sizes, and culture conditions

From: Ciliate (Euplotes sp.) predation by Pseudodiaptomus annandalei (Copepoda: Calanoida) and the effects of mono-algal and pluri-algal diets

Ecological group Taxonomic group Species Body size (μm) Culture condition
Predator Copepoda P. annandalei female 1,280 ± 56 Mixture of autoclaved seawater and tap water with algae, rotifers, and ciliates as food
Predator Copepoda P. annandalei male 1,086 ± 78 Mixture of autoclaved seawater and tap water with algae, rotifers, and ciliates as food
Prey Ciliophora Euplotes sp. 46 ± 8 Mixture of autoclaved seawater and tap water with I. galbana
Prey Chromalveolata I. galbana 4.16 ± 0.65 Walne's medium (Walne 1970)
Prey Chlorophyta T. chui 17.35 ± 1.98 Walne's medium (Walne 1970)