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Cladocera as Model Organisms in Biology : Proceedings of the Third International Symposium on Cladocera, held in Bergen, Norway, 9-16 August 1993 - Petter Larsson

Cladocera as Model Organisms in Biology

Proceedings of the Third International Symposium on Cladocera, held in Bergen, Norway, 9-16 August 1993

By: Petter Larsson (Editor), Lawrence J. Weider (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st October 1995
ISBN: 9780792334712
Number Of Pages: 307

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The Third International Symposium on Cladocera, papers from which make up this volume, covered recent findings on the behaviour, life history, population genetics, reproduction, chemical communication, predator-prey interactions, epibionts, taxonomy, phylogeny, palaeolimnology and biogeography of this animal group.
The Cladocera occupy an intermediate position in lake ecosystems, both as plankton and benthic organisms. Their often high abundance and their function, as transfer organisms from algae and dead organic matter to macro-invertebrates and fish, make them one of the most important organisms to affect the biological processes in freshwater ecosystems. The Cladocera living among the plankton often have recognizable distribution patterns and migrations; their size and brief life cycles make them popular in laboratory experiments; their cyclic parthenogenesis makes them suitable for many aspects of population genetics; and they are present as microfossils in lake sediments. All these features confer a unique status on the Cladocera as model organisms in many aspects of modern systematics and ecology.

What can molecular markers tell us about the evolutionary history of Daphnia species complexes?p. 1
Genetic variation in Simocephalus (Anomopoda: Daphniidae) in North America: patterns and consequencesp. 9
Large Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium deviations in the Daphnia longispina of Lake El Tobarp. 15
Differences in genetic structure and ecological diversity between parental forms and hybrids in a Daphnia species complexp. 25
Effects of salinity on the life history and fitness of Daphnia magna: variability within and between populationsp. 33
Changing attitudes toward chydorid anomopods since 1769p. 43
Phylogeny and adaptive radiation within the Anomopoda: a preliminary explorationp. 57
The evolution of groundwater Cladocerap. 69
Altitudinal distribution of tropical planktonic Cladocerap. 75
The conservation ecology of the Podonidae from the Caspian and Aral Seasp. 85
Distribution and biology of marine cladocerans in the coastal waters of southern Chinap. 99
Synergistic effects of different food species on life-history traits of Daphnia galeatap. 109
Effects of Microcystis aeruginosa on interference competition between Daphnia pulex and Keratella cochlearisp. 117
The influence of prey hardness on Daphnia's selectivity for large preyp. 127
Egg size and egg mass of Daphnia magna: response to food availabilityp. 139
Reduced digestibility of UV-B-stressed and nutrient-limited algae by Daphnia magnap. 147
UV-B tolerance of alpine and arctic Daphniap. 153
An account of a preliminary mechanistic model of swimming behaviour in Daphnia: its use in understanding diel vertical migrationp. 161
Life history characteristics of Daphnia magna clones in phototactic behaviourp. 167
Diel horizontal migration and swarm formation in Daphnia in response to Chaoborusp. 177
Behavioural and morphological changes in polymorphic Daphnia related to different predation regimesp. 185
Seasonal occurrence and diel locomotor activity in littoral Cladocera in a mesohumic lake in Norwayp. 193
Effects of predator-released chemicals on some life history parameters of Daphnia pulexp. 203
The influence of a fish exudate on two clones of the hybrid Daphnia galeata x hyalinap. 207
Changes in epibiotic burden during the intermolt of Daphnia determined by hypodermal retraction stagesp. 213
An in situ test of the effects of food quality on Daphnia population growthp. 221
Interrelationships between crustacean zooplankton and phytoplankton: results from 15 years of field observations at the mesotropic Saidenbach Reservoir (Germany)p. 231
Life history characteristics and distribution of Bythotrephes longimanus Leydig (Crustacea, Onychopoda) in the Biesbosch reservoirsp. 239
Competition or niche segregation between Holopedium and Daphnia; empirical light on abiotic key parametersp. 253
Interactions between Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) and cladocerans in ponds (Khartoum, Sudan)p. 263
Leptodora kindti: efficient predator and preferred prey item in Neusiedler See, Austriap. 273
Cyclomorphosis as a factor explaining success of a Daphnia hybrid in Tjeukemeerp. 283
Morphological variation and population dynamics of Bosmina (E). longicornis kessleri Uljanin (Crustacea: Anomopoda: Bosminidae) in the Bukovec Reservoir (S. E. Slovakia)p. 291
Indexp. 299
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ISBN: 9780792334712
ISBN-10: 079233471X
Series: Developments in Hydrobiology
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 307
Published: 1st October 1995
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.8  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.98
Edition Number: 307