The microbenthic communities of a tidal flat in the Westerschelde estuary were studied at 4 stations in late spring and early autumn 1996. Additional information on the diatom component of these communities was obtained from a one-year survey of these organisms. Total biomass of pigmented (PIG) protists greatly exceeded that of non-pigmented (NPIG) protists in late spring, especially at the more silty stations. However, in autumn, the ratio of PIG/NPIG protists was much lower and is
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)308-320
JournalEuropean Journal of Protistology
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1998

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