Study of the effects of photoperiod and salinity in the Alvarado strain of the Brachionus plicatilis species complex (Rotifera: Monogononta)

Jesús David Moha-León, Ignacio Alejandro Pérez-Legaspi, Martha Patricia Hernández-Vergara, Carlos Iván Pérez-Rostro and Ricardo Clark-Tapia

We assessed the effects of photoperiod and salinity using life table bioassays with the rotifer Brachionus ‘Alvarado’. Adding, hatching percentages and morphometry of the lorica. The 15 ‰ and photoperiod (16: 8 h) are the best conditions to rotifer cultivation. The dimensions of B. ‘Alvarado’ including into the SM-clade. Perhaps, our strain coexists in sympatry with other lineages in the same aquatic system.

Ann. Limnol. - Int. J. Lim., 51 4 (2015) 335-342
Published online: 13 January 2016
DOI: 10.1051/limn/2015032

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