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Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) are known to increase offspring production in Daphnia magna. This study tested the hypothesis that the increase of serotonin postsynaptic activity by SSRI changes the perception of the food environment and switches life-history responses toward higher food level: females reproduced earlier, producing more but(More)
BACKGROUND The analysis of obesogenic effects in invertebrates is limited by our poor knowledge of the regulatory pathways of lipid metabolism. Recent data from the crustacean Daphnia magna points to three signaling hormonal pathways related to the molting and reproductive cycles [retinoic X receptor (RXR), juvenile hormone (JH), and ecdysone] as putative(More)
In cultures of the Litopenaeus vannamei with biofloc, the concentrations of nitrate rise during the culture period, which may cause a reduction in growth and mortality of the shrimps. Therefore, the aim of this study was to determine the effect of the concentration of nitrate on the growth and survival of shrimp in systems using bioflocs. The experiment(More)
Climate change is a major concern for the scientific community, demanding novel information about the effects of environmental stressors on living organisms. Metabolic profiling is required for achieving the most extensive possible range of compounds and their concentration changes on stressed conditions. Individuals of the crustacean species Daphnia magna(More)
Accumulation of storage lipids in the crustacean Daphnia magna can be altered by a number of exogenous and endogenous compounds, like 20-hydroxyecdysone (natural ligand of the ecdysone receptor, EcR), methyl farnesoate, pyrirproxyfen (agonists of the methyl farnesoate receptor, MfR), and tributyltin (agonist of the retinoid X acid receptor, RXR). This(More)
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are widely used antidepressants. As endocrine disruptive contaminants in the environment, SSRIs affect reproduction in aquatic organisms. In the water flea Daphnia magna, SSRIs increase offspring production in a food ration-dependent manner. At limiting food conditions, females exposed to SSRIs produce more(More)
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