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The Korean Journal of Ecology
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Volume 11, Issue 4 - Aug 1988
Volume 11, Issue 3 - Jun 1988
Volume 11, Issue 2 - Apr 1988
Volume 11, Issue 1 - Feb 1988
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Species Composition and Primary Production of the Benthic Algal Assemblage along a Channel in Salt Marsh, Kyonggi Bay, Korea
Cho, Kyung Je ; Joon Ho Kim ;
The Korean Journal of Ecology, volume 11, issue 1, 1988, Pages 1~15
Studies on species compostion, promary production of benthic algal assemblage were carried out along a channel of the salt marsh near Inch'on, Kyonggi Bay, Korea. Possible biological, physical and KDICical factors controlling the aglal assemblage were also examined. The oveall diatoms were encountered one hundred and thirty-seven taxa, of which the dominant species were Paralia sulcata and Cymatosira belgica. These two species accounted for 32.6% relative abundance throughout the study period. Diatom taxa had no clear seasonal pattern in abundance analysis. But at the algal blooming period in spring, euglenoids occurred with a high abundance. The chlorophyll a content of benthic algae showed definite seasonal pattern. The algal biomass of the appeared to influence the spatial fluctuation in the algal biomass of the channel was regulated primarily by water content of sediment. Grazing by zoobenthos apperaed to influence the spatial fluctuation in the algal biomass of the sediment surface. The algal photosynthesis was measured in the laboratory with oxygen method. Photo-synthetic rate was independent of the temperature under the lower irradiance. The gross production from March to November was estimated to be 190g C/m2 at the channel slope. Photosynthetic efficiency was 0.37% on the basis of the photosyntherically active radiation for the study period.
Distribution of Mites on Rodents in Mt. Kwan-ak and its near Residential Area
Lee, Byoung Un ; Nam-Kee Chang ; Meung-Hai Kim ; Hai Poong Lee ;
The Korean Journal of Ecology, volume 11, issue 1, 1988, Pages 17~28
Five hundrad and eight rats were caught in Shiheung-dong and Mt. Kwan-ak from 1986 to 1987 in this survey. Ectoparasites were got from these rats and classified. The results were as follows: 9,191 mites (16 genera, 30 species), 408 fleas (4 genera, 4 species), and 521 lice (3 genera, 5 species) were observed in this survey. In the residential area, Rattus norvesicus(71.74%) was dominant species and in Mt. Kwan-ak Apodemus agrarius(93.62%). In these areas, the mites belonging to suborder Mesostigmata were dominant (Laelaps nuttli, 52.61%; Ornithonyssus bacoti, 36.05%). In Mt. Kwan-ak, family Frombiculidae belonging to suborder Prostigmata were dominant (Leptotromibidium orientalis, 31.04%; Leptotrombidium palpalis, 30.00%). In this way, it was discovered that the difference between the two regions in dominant species was noticeable. As for the hosts parasitized by mites, L. nuttalli in R. norvegicus (54.85%), L. nuttalli in R. rattus (32.90%), and L. orientalis in A. agrarius (31.27%) were dominant species, respectively. In the mites parasitizing on A. agrarius in each altitude, the species were more varied as the region was lower and the dominant species were more concentrated as it was higher.
Application of Coliform Bacterial Plasmid as a Trophic Indicator
Cho, Hong Bum ;
The Korean Journal of Ecology, volume 11, issue 1, 1988, Pages 29~36
This present study has been carried out to examine the correlation between the distribution of the coliform bacterial plasmids and the viability test against heavy metals in the upper stream of Han river(Gapyung; clean water) and the its basin (Anyang Cheon; polluted water). And the distribution of plasmids were examined to be used as trophic indicator for analysis between the clean and polluted waters. 1. A total of 110 isolates were analyzed for the presence of plasmids by means of the boiling method and agarose gel techniques. Plasmids were significantly more frequent in the strains which had been isolated from the clean water (14.3%). Also, there were much higher multiplicity of plasmids at the polluted water(41.0%), compared with the clean water (33.0%). By the comparision between molecular weight of bacterial plasmids in the clean water and those of polluted water, there were no significant differences of the clean water from the polluted water, to such extent as 30.0%, 28.6%, respectively, in frequency for occurrence of high molecular weight plasmids iver 35.8% Mdal. 2. Each isolate was carried out the resistance test for mercury(10-5M), nickel(10-3M) and arsenic (0.1%). At the polluted site, the survival ability of the plasmid-carrying straings(Hg, 31.0%l Ni, 5.7%; As, 65.7%) was higher than that of the non plasmid-carrying strains(Hg, 12.1%; Ni, 3.0%; As, 54.6%). This trend was more remarkable in the clean site (plasmid-carrying strains: 16.7%,-,-). As a result it is suggested that plasmids could be used as an indicator of a certain types of water pollution. In addition, heavy metals might have inflyenced, some extent, to the distribution of plasmids in the environment which has been surveyed in the present study.
Allozyme Variations in Local Populations of Parafossrulus manchouricus (Gastropoda: Prosobranchia) in Korea
Chung, Pyung-Rim ; Jae-Kyung Chang ; Yung-Kyum Ahn ;
The Korean Journal of Ecology, volume 11, issue 1, 1988, Pages 37~53
The most medically important snail species of Korea is Parafossarulus manchouricus, a member of the freshwater prosobranch family Bithyniidae. The human parasite that this snail transmits is Clonorchis sinensis, the "Chinese live fluke". On the other hand, this snail has physiological characteristics that reduce the turbidity of freshwater by its filiter feeding activity. However, a few basic studies have been carried out so far. The present studies were attempted to know 1) the possibility of culturing the snails and 2) allozyme variations among 5 local populations of this bithyniid snails. As the results of the studies, P. manchouricus was able to be cultivated in the lavoratory and showed considerable allozyme variations especially in the Chongpyung and Paldaing populations out of those collected from 5 localities in Korea. It is quite suggestive that the endemicity of clonorchiasis might be related to the allozyme variability.