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AME - Vol. 45, No. 2 - Feature article
Dinophysis acuminata feeding on the marine ciliate Myrionecta rubra by extracting its cytoplasm through a peduncle. Photo: Myung Gil Park

Park MG, Kim S, Kim HS, Myung G, Kang YG, Yih W


First successful culture of the marine dinoflagellate Dinophysis acuminata


The marine dinoflagellate Dinophysis acuminata uses a peduncle to extract the cell contents of the marine ciliate Myrionecta rubra. First successful cultivation of Dinophysis in this study resolves a major research bottleneck and findings will allow laboratories around the world to expand research efforts on this cosmopolitan species.


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