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Energy consumption and growth in the suctorian Podophrya fixa (Protozoa: Suctoria)


Laybourn-Parry, J, Energy consumption and growth in the suctorian Podophrya fixa (Protozoa: Suctoria), Journal of Zoology, 180, (Sep) pp. 85-91. ISSN 0952-8369 (1976) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1111/j.1469-7998.1976.tb04665.x


Energy consumption and growth in Podophrya fixa fed on Colpidium campylum is described in relation to prey density at 15°C. The volume of food consumed was linearly related to the volume of food captured. Both energy consumption and growth increased up to a prey density of 30 colpidia per Podophrya, thereafter declining. Gross growth efficiencies ranged between 49.9%‐65.8%. Copyright © 1976, Wiley Blackwell. All rights reserved

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Ecology
Research Field:Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
UTAS Author:Laybourn-Parry, J (Professor Johanna Laybourn-Parry)
ID Code:49384
Year Published:1976
Web of Science® Times Cited:10
Deposited By:Research Division
Deposited On:2007-12-08
Last Modified:2011-11-18

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