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The effect of diet and temperature on reproductive rate in Arcella vulgaris Ehrenberg (Sarcodina: Testacida)

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Laybourn-Parry, J and Whymant, L, The effect of diet and temperature on reproductive rate in Arcella vulgaris Ehrenberg (Sarcodina: Testacida), Oecologia, 45, (2) pp. 282-284. ISSN 0029-8549 (1980) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1007/BF00346471

Abstract

The acceptability of bacterial, algal and fungal food cources as manifested by reproductive rate was investigated in Arcella vulgaris at 5°C intervals between 10°C-25°C. Bacteria and diets containing bacteria produced the highest rates of reproduction, a fungal diet induced the lowest rate of reproduction. On all diets reproductive rate increased with temperature up to 20°C, thereafter levelling out. Generation times were long, ranging from 64 h to 95 h, depending on diet and temperature. Consumption experiments using bacteria as food indicated that energy consumption was independent of temperature. © 1980 Springer-Verlag.

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 Philosophy and Religious Studies
Author:Laybourn-Parry, J (Professor Johanna Laybourn-Parry)
ID Code:49398
Year Published:1980
Web of Science® Times Cited:21
Deposited By:Research Division
Deposited On:2007-12-08
Last Modified:2011-08-30
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