About the Journal of the Minnesota Academy of Science

The Journal of the Minnesota Academy of Science (JMAS) is a peer-reviewed, open access academic journal featuring research from all disciplines. The journal has been published by the Minnesota Academy of Science since 1873 as part of its mission to recognize, influence, and promote excellence in science.

JMAS accepts original research in all areas of science, as well as review articles, cross-disciplinary reviews, and articles describing the teaching or mentoring of science at all levels in both academic and non-academic settings.

In an effort to recognize excellent research by students, the Minnesota Academy of Science launched the Journal of Student Research in 2013.

 

Newest research published in JMAS:

Freshwater Silica-Scaled Heterotrophic Protista: Heliozoa, Thaumatomonad Flagellates, Amoebae, and Bicosoecids, from the Lake Itasca Region, Minnesota

 

Daniel E. Wujek

 

ABSTRACT Forty-nine plankton samples were collected from the Lake Itasca Region, Minnesota over a period sporadically covering the summers of 1980, 1981 and 1987. A total of 22 freshwater heterotrophic siliceous-scaled species were observed: 18 heliozoa, two thaumatomonad flagellates, one bicosoecid, and one testate amoeba. Scale identifications were based on transmission electron microscopy. New records for North America include two heliozoans and one thaumatomonad flagellate. Five heliozoa taxa and one thaumatomonad flagellate are new records for the U.S. Freshwater silica-scaled heterotrophic protista: heliozoa, thaumatomonad flagellates, amoebae, and bicosoecids, from the Lake Itasca Region, Minnesota.

Journal of the Minnesota Academy of Science. 2015; 79:1-13.

Keywords: bicosoecids, heliozoa, protista, testate amoeba, thaumatomonad flagellates

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