Species specific differences in the ingestion of Microcystis cells by the calanoid copepods Eurytemora affinis and Pseudodiaptomus forbesi

Kemal Ali Ger, Patricia Arneson, Charles Remington Goldman, Swee J Teh

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Abstract

Copepod species showed large differences in the ingestion of Microcystis cells, but no difference among microcystin producing (MC+) or lacking (MC-) strains in a short feeding experiment. Differences in selective feeding may allow some copepods to better tolerate Microcystis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1479-1484
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Plankton Research
Volume32
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2010

Keywords

  • copepod
  • cyanobacteria
  • ingestion
  • microcystis
  • zooplankton

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aquatic Science
  • Ecology
  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics

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