Croatian scientific bibliography (CROSBI)

Bibliographic record number: 427957


Authors: Pfannkuchen, Martin; Marić, Daniela; Godrijan, Jelena; Fritz, Gisela; Franz Brümmer; Andrej Jaklin; Bojan Hamer; Renato Batel;
Title: How do sponges live? Recent insights from Aplysina aerophoba Nardo 1886
Source: Zbornik sažetaka 10. Hrvatskog biološkog kongresa / Besendorfer, Višnja ; Kopjar, Nevenka ; Vidaković-Cifrek, Željka ; Tkalec, Mirta ; Bauer, Nataša ; Lukša, Žaklin (ur.) (ed). - Zagreb : Hrvatsko biološko društvo 1885 , 2009. 162-162 (ISBN: 978-953-6241-07-1).
Meeting: 10. Hrvatski biološki kongres
Location and date: Osijek, Hrvatska, 14-20.09.2009.
Keywords: Porifera; nutrition; Aplysina aerophoba; plankton
Sponges (Porifera) are considered to be the most basal recent representatives of metazoa. They are also considered as sessile, active, inner filter feeders. The water pumped through their bodies is containing planktonic eucaryotic and procaryotic organisms as well as particulate and dissolved organic matter. Sponges are considered to take up all of the aforementioned resources from the surrounding water. Our recent results show how the common demosponge Aplysina aerophoba Nardo 1886 from the northern Adriatic interacts with planktonic pro- and eucaryonts. Employing advanced microscopical, histological and molecular biological techniques, we could retrieve a detailed picture of the interaction between sponges and plankton in situ. Our results indicate that the filter-feeding part is to be considered as playing only a minor role in this and presumably also other sponges` lifestyle.
Type of meeting: Predavanje
Type of presentation in a journal: Abstract
Type of peer-review: Domestic peer-review
Project / theme: 098-0982705-2724, 098-0982705-2731
Original language: ENG
Category: Znanstveni
Research fields:
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