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Having years of expertise in fundamental and applied research and scientific writing in particular, we know that starting as a scientist (or not directly working in renowned research groups or guided by the few top-researchers in your field) might lead to serious difficulties and delays in getting your research published. Although scientific quality should be the sole criterion for acceptation or rejection of your manuscript, likelihood of getting research published significantly increases with the prestige (and/or the number of papers published) by the authors. This because in general scientific journals do not have a lack of submitted manuscripts, but do have limited time to handle all delivered copy in detail. Focusing on manuscripts from authors with a good track-record might to a certain extent be a matter of probability calculation of the highest chance of selecting future well-cited articles with limited efforts. Additionally, unfamiliarity with international scientific language and/or inexperience with scientific publishing might lead to repeated rejection of basically good quality scientific research, just due to a few unconformities. This is where Ecoauthor can help.

Additionally, many applied scientists are coping with high work pressure, busy with acquiring new and managing and executing a multitude of projects. Often the time to write scientific publications lacks or there are almost no opportunities for ‘unpaid’ activities. However from the personal carreer point of view as well as for the outreach and credibility of expertise of the company / group it is of importance to publish. This is where Ecoauthor can help; to do an important (time consuming) part of the work for just a small investment.

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  • Researchers from countries where international scientific publishing is less common or for whom a certain linguistic barrier might hamper publication of their solid scientific work in international scientific journals. One or a few international publications will boost their carriers and improve publishing potentials for future research.
  • Professionals and non-professionals without a fundamental science background, interested to publish their findings in international scientific journals. E.g. (non-) professionals working for governments, NGO’s, companies and industries, water -, land – and/or nature managing agencies and organizations. One or a few international publications will increase (international) attention for their activities and research and increases credibility.
  • Starting researchers without a track-record and the desired support from a renowned research group or direct assistance from an experienced international researcher. One or a few international publications will boost their carriers and improve publishing potentials for future research.
  • Applied researchers with difficulties in finding time to publish their work. Ecoauthor can do a large part of the work for you, where you only have to do the fine-tuning to make it your own.

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Ciliate communities on macrofauna: There is a world to discover.

First description of epizoic ciliates on Bathyporeia including undescribed species.

Hardly visible with the naked eye, flourishing communities of epibiont species are often present on macrofauna. Examining Bathyporeia (small crustaceans of few millimeters in size, abundantly present in marine and estuarine waters) from Dutch waters showed that peritrich ciliates were present on 44% of the over 3500 specimens investigated. Although known for a range of other species including crustaceans, peritrich ciliates on Bathyporeia, when present also often abundantly present, were not described in detail before. Only d’Udekem d’Acoz (2004) mentions the common presence of ramified colonies of peritrich ciliates on appendages of Bathyporeia in his paper on the genus.

We discovered several types including solitary and colony-forming specimens, of which the most common species appeared to be Zoothamnium nanum (an epibiont species known from other small crustaceans like Gamarus species). However, also a likely sofar undescribed species of the genus Epistylis appeared to be common, and another type of Zoothamnium (that might be an undescribed species) was observed.

Findings on infestation patterns for different Bathyporeia species for different waterbodies and years and possible implications for basibionts (hosts) and epibionts are presented and discussed in a paper published in Crustaceana: Wijnhoven et al. (2018). Taking into account the common presence and large abundances on a variety of macrofauna species, indicates that epizoic ciliates might play a more important role in ecosystem functioning than is now recognized and/or understood. There is still a whole world to discover!

Photographs of peritrich ciliates on Bathyporeia sp.; a) Typical colonies of peritrich ciliates (most likely Zoothamnium nanum) attached to a peduncle of an antenna from Bathyporeia pilosa (specimen stained with Rose Bengal and preserved in formaldehyde) (1000x magnification); b) Typical colonies of peritrich ciliates (most likely Zoothamnium nanum) in detail (on a specimen stained with Rose Bengal and preserved in formaldehyde) (4000x magnification); c) Individual and small colonies of alive Zoothamnium sp. on peduncles from antenna 2 of an alive specimen of Bathyporeia sarsi (1000x magnification); d) A singular alive specimen of Zoothamnium nanum on Bathyporeia sarsi (4000x magnification) with its cilia out; e) Singular alive peritrich ciliates on Bathyporeia pilosa (4000x magnification) showing a specimen without a spasmoneme (Epistylis sp.); f) Singular and couples of peritrich ciliates on Bathyporeia pilosa (4000x magnification) where the lower specimen belonging to the genus Zoothamnium lacks transverse folds (Zoothamnium sp.).

Wijnhoven, S., Zwiep, K.L., Hummel, H. (2018). First description of epizoic ciliates (Sessilida Stein, 1933) on Bathyporeia Lindström, 1855 (Peracarida, Amphipoda) and infestation patterns in brackish and marine waters. Crustaceana 91(2),133-152.

Other study cited:

d’Udekem d’Acoz, C. (2004). The genus Bathyporeia Lindström, 1855, in western Europe (Crustacea: Amphipoda: Pontoporeiidae). Zool. Verh. Leiden 348, 3-162.

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