Genotype-dependent interactions among sympatric Microcystis strains mediated by Daphnia grazing
van Gremberghe, Ineke × Vanormelingen, Pieter Vanelslander, Bart Van der Gucht, Katleen D'hondt, Sofie De Meester, Luc Vyverman, Wim #
Wiley-blackwell publishing, inc
Oikos vol:118 issue:11 pages:1647-1658
Overall, our results emphasize the presence of strong competitive interactions between Microcystis strains in the absence of grazing, whereas indirect positive interactions are prevalent in the presence of a generalist grazer. Our results suggest that differences in functional traits and grazer-mediated facilitation effects may enhance coexistence of Microcystis strains, including toxic and non-toxic strains.