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See detailEarly colonization of Posidonia oceanica (L.) Delile by epiphytes: Comparison between natural and artificial seagrass leaves
Pete, Dorothée ULg; Gobert, Sylvie ULg; Lepoint, Gilles ULg et al

in Pergent-Martini, Christine; El Asmi, Souha; Le Ravallec, Célia (Eds.) Proceedings of the third Mediterranean symposium on marine vegetation (2007, March)

Posidonia oceanica is an important marine Magnoliophyta of the Mediterranean coastal zone that can form dense meadows. The leaves of this seagrass are colonized by a lot of organisms, from bacteria to ... [more ▼]

Posidonia oceanica is an important marine Magnoliophyta of the Mediterranean coastal zone that can form dense meadows. The leaves of this seagrass are colonized by a lot of organisms, from bacteria to polychaetes and algae. However, the early stages of colonization are not well known. A preliminary is proposed to examine the nine first days of colonization by epiphytes on natural leaves and on Artificial Seagrass Units (ASUs). Aims of this work were to understand which species are the first to set up, to compare colonization on both leaves and to determine the interest of ASUs in ecological studies. It was shown that the setting up of epiphytes on the bases of both leaves is rapid (first algae on the second day) but the number of organisms increases quicker on ASUs than on natural leaves and on the smooth faces than the rough ones. Shannon-Wiener diversity and evenness were higher for the P. oceanica leaves and the use of Bray-Curtis similarity index showed that colonisation is not similar (between 20 and 30 % similarity) on both leaves for the same day. It can be explained by the lower colonization rate of natural leaves. This lower rate is probably due to a less developed biofilm on natural leaves than on ASUs, to a difficult access to the bases of P. oceanica leaves for epiphytes and microoganisms, and the production of phenol compounds by the plant. Even if ASUs used here do not seem to be similar to natural leaves in early stages of colonization, they could be used in ecological studies thanks to their rapid covering by epiphytes. [less ▲]

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See detailInfluence of coral heterogenous susceptibility to warming on reef biodiversity
Ladrière, Ophélie ULg; Penin, Lucie; Adjeroud, Mehdi et al

Poster (2007)

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See detailFood sources of two detritivore amphipods associated with the seagrass Posidonia oceanica leaf litter
Lepoint, Gilles ULg; Cox, Anne-Sophie; Dauby, Patrick ULg et al

in Marine Biology Research (2006), 2(5), 355-365

This study focused on the ingestion and assimilation of Posidonia oceanica (L.) Delile litter by Gammarella fucicola Leach and Gammarus aequicauda Martynov, two dominant detritivore amphipods of the P ... [more ▼]

This study focused on the ingestion and assimilation of Posidonia oceanica (L.) Delile litter by Gammarella fucicola Leach and Gammarus aequicauda Martynov, two dominant detritivore amphipods of the P. oceanica leaf litter. Scanning electron microscope observations indicated that leaf litter is highly colonized by diverse diatoms, bacteria and fungi, which may constitute a potential food source for the litter fauna. Gut content observations demonstrated that these species eat P. oceanica litter, and that this item is an important part of their ingested diet. Stable isotope analyses showed that the species do not experience the same gains from the ingested Posidonia. Gammarella fucicola displayed isotopic values, suggesting a major contribution of algal material (micro- and macro-epiphytes or drift macro-algae). On the other hand, the observed isotopic values of G. aequicauda indicated a more important contribution of P. oceanica carbon. The mixing model used agreed with this view, with a mean contribution of P. oceanica to approximately 50% (range 40-55%) of the assimilated biomass of G. aequicauda. This demonstrated that the two species, suspected to be detritus feeders, display in reality relatively different diets, showing that a certain degree of trophic diversity may exist among the detritivore community of the seagrass litter. [less ▲]

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See detailAnalyse fonctionnelle des peuplements bactériens associés aux scléractiniaires
Poulicek, Mathieu ULg; Bussers, Jean-Claude ULg; Vandewalle, Pierre ULg

in Les récifs coralliens. 2ème partie : Aspects biologiques (2000)

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See detailMorphological particularities of the head in four Carapidae (Ophidiiformes)
Parmentier, Eric ULg; Chardon, Michel ULg; Poulicek, Mathieu ULg et al

in Séret, Bernard; Sire, Jean-Yves (Eds.) 5th Indo-Pacific Fish Conference, Noumea - New Caledonia, 3-8 November 1997: Proceedings (1999)

A study of the skull and the musculature of the oral and pharyngeal region of four adult Carapidae species (Encheliophis boraborensis, Encheliophis homei, Encheliophis gracilis and Carapus acus) has ... [more ▼]

A study of the skull and the musculature of the oral and pharyngeal region of four adult Carapidae species (Encheliophis boraborensis, Encheliophis homei, Encheliophis gracilis and Carapus acus) has undertaken to compare it with the diet related characters. The cephalic organization of E. boraborensis and E. gracilis seems related to diet (mainly fishes and shrimps for the first one and holothurian tissues for the other) : these fishes are respectively commensal and parasitic. Although the feeding characters of E. homei and C. acus are closely similar to those of E. boraborensis, there are sparse observations of holothurian tissues in their stomach contents. It is suggested that these fishes are commensal when they are adults and have parasitic tendency when they are juvenile. [less ▲]

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See detailMorphology of the buccal apparatus and related structures in four Carapidae
Parmentier, Eric ULg; Chardon, Michel ULg; Poulicek, Mathieu ULg et al

in Australian Journal of Zoology (1998), 46(3), 391-404

The aims of this study were (1) to compare the morphology of the buccal apparatus, the suspensorium and the opercle in four species of Carapidae (Carapus acus, Encheliophis boraborensis, Encheliophis ... [more ▼]

The aims of this study were (1) to compare the morphology of the buccal apparatus, the suspensorium and the opercle in four species of Carapidae (Carapus acus, Encheliophis boraborensis, Encheliophis homei and Encheliophis gracilis) and (2) to investigate the relationships between their cranial anatomy, their carnivorous diet, and their well known ability to enter holothurians. The complex and strong dentition and the wide hyomandibular with thickenings that seem to suit the constraints of the adductor mandibulae muscles partly inserted on the neurocranium are signs of a carnivorous diet. C. acus, E. boraborensis and E. homei have extremely strong buccal pieces and can protrude their upper jaws. However, in E. gracilis, the jaws are more slender, and the insertions of the A 1 along the entire length of the maxillary associated with the lack of mobility between the maxillary and the premaxillary prevent buccal protrusion. These differences could be related to the diet: C. acus, E. boraborensis and E. homei can feed on fishes and crustaceans, whereas E. gracilis feeds only on holothurian tissue. The cephalic morphology of the four species is not incompatible with entering the host. However, the neutralisation of the suboperculum spine by ‘cartilaginous’ tissue could be considered to be a particular adaptation to this behaviour. [less ▲]

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See detailDistinctive Anatomical Features of the Branchial Basket in four Carapidae Species (Ophidiiformi, Paracanthopterygii)
Vandewalle, Pierre ULg; Parmentier, Eric ULg; Poulicek, Mathieu ULg et al

in European Journal of Morphology (1998), 36(3), 153-164

The present study focuses on the branchial basket in four Carapidae species: Carapus acus , Encheliophis boraborensis , Encheliophis homei and Encheliophis gracilis . The aim is to highlight the skeletal ... [more ▼]

The present study focuses on the branchial basket in four Carapidae species: Carapus acus , Encheliophis boraborensis , Encheliophis homei and Encheliophis gracilis . The aim is to highlight the skeletal and muscular features of the branchial basket, especially those that are believed to be related to their way of life and/or to be linked to the presence of primary sound-producing muscles. The space occupied by the primary sound-producing muscles between the neurocranium and the branchial basket gives rise to distinctive skeletal and muscular features. They prevent the 1st pharyngobranchials from becoming attached to the neurocranium in the normal way. These do not seem to play any role in the suspension of the upper pharyngeal jaws, as it is usually the case in teleosteans. The 1st epibranchials are separated from the 2nd pharyngobranchials. Ossified interarcual elements jointed to the 2nd pharyngobranchials and 1st epibranchials are found in the position usually occupied by the latter. The presence of primary sound-producing muscles gives rise to the need for the reorganisation of the musculature which is seen in particular with regards to the levatores branchiales. These are not found on the neurocranium but on the hyomandibular. The general skeletal and muscular data and the observations of the stomach contents suggest that the action of the branchial basket is restricted to carrying food in Carapus acus , Encheliophis boraborensis and Encheliophis homei , whereas it could also play a role in the work of cutting up soft food in Encheliophis gracilis . [less ▲]

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