Send to my Kindle

Feasibility of planctomycetes as a nutritional or supplementary food source for Daphnia spp

S. C. Antunes, R. A. Almeida, T. Carvalho and O. M. Lage

The potential of the planctomycete Rhodopirellula rubra strain LF2 was evaluated as a nutritional or a supplementary food source for D. magna and D. longispina

Daphnids showed impairment in all the parameters of life history evaluated specially when only fed with R. rubra

Daphnids were fed with algae and planctomycetes no alterations were recorded for the rate of population increase.

In the concentrations tested, R. rubra was not a good alternative food source in daphnids diet.

Ann. Limnol. - Int. J. Lim., 52 (2016) 317-325
Published online: 15 September 2016
DOI: 10.1051/limn/2016019

We offer the option to send directly this article to your Kindle device as a PDF. To allow us to send documents to your Kindle, you must add web-services@edpsciences.org to the list of approved contacts in your Amazon's Kindle account (see Amazon help page).

Please select either @kindle.com or @free.kindle.com address to send the PDF as a Kindle Personal Document. Note that using @kindle.com will allow direct syncing to your device but may imply a fee. @free.kindle.com may take longer, using USB or wi-fi, but with no fee.