Pond Biodiversity Deck (Beta)
2015 – (See Cards/Deck Info | Download | Purchase)…
This deck, hosted by the Keeling Lab at UBC, is a special microbial STARTER deck. It includes a variety of organisms that were found in a small riparian system outside the Beaty Biodiversity Museum in Vancouver, British Columbia. As such, it is a good representation of pond microbial biodiversity. Note the game is currently in beta as the scientific content is continually being vetted by experts. Note that the general game play is based on trophic connections that are all “black” in colour, and represented by the usual FOOD CHAIN numbers of 1 to 3. This game does not work with other PHYLO game systems.
Play: Korotnevella has a MOVE of 1,and is considered an HETEROTROPH
Fact: Ciliates are characterized by the presence of hair like organelles called cilia.
Play: Hyalotheca is considered an AUXOTROPH.
Fact: Hyalotheca are a genus of filamentous green algae.
Play: Hyalosphenia has a MOVE of 1,and is considered a HETEROTROPH.
Fact: Hyalosphenia is a testate amoeba that has photosynthetic symbionts (the green particles-chlorella)
Play: Euplotes has a MOVE of 1, and is considered an HETEROTROPH
Fact: Euplotes often have dorsal (sensory) and ventral (movement) cilia.
Play: Eunotia is considered an AUXOTROPH
Fact: Eunotia are a common form of phytoplankton and have cell walls made of silica (called a frustule).
Play: Eudorina is considered an AUXOTROPH.
Fact: Volvocales can form colonies known as a gonium (4-32 cells) or a volvox (>500 cells).