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Filter mesh size of cladocerans predicts retention efficiency for bacteria
This study tested the hypothesis that filler mesh size can predict retention efficiency of very small particles by cladocerans. Morphology of the filtering apparatus and size distribution of the foodExpand
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Variability of filter structures in eight Daphnia species: mesh sizes and filtering areas
The morphology of the filtering apparatus of eight Daphnia species (62 individuals of all size classes) was investigated by scanning electron microscopy. In the majority of animals the intersetularExpand
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Suspension feeding in Bithynia tentaculata (Prosobranchia, Bithyniidae), as affected by body size, food and temperature
The suspension feeding of Bithynia tentaculata was tested in laboratory experiments. The animals were fed in 1-1 aerated glass beakers, and filtration rates were calculated from changes in cellExpand
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Determination of digestive enzyme kinetics: a new method to define trophic niches in freshwater snails
Abstract Fluorogenic substrate analogues (MUF substrates) are very sensitive in detecting hydrolytic enzymes. This method was adapted for the quantitative analysis of extracellular enzymes in snailsExpand
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The microphytobenthos and its role in aquatic food webs
Microphytobenthos represents an important component in freshwater and marine habitats as it contributes significantly to the primary production in shallow-water ecosystems and benthic microalgaeExpand
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Plasticity of the scleractinian body plan: Functional morphology and trophic specialization ofMycedium elephantotus (Pallas, 1766)
SummaryMorphological, histological and behavioral features indicate thatMycedium elephantotus, a zooxanthellate scleractinian species without tentacles, is well adapted for utilizing suspendedExpand
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Clearance of aquatic hyphomycete spores by a benthic suspension feeder
We placed individual Elliptio complanata in aerated suspensions of conidia (asexual spores) of aquatic hyphomycetes (Fungi). Mussels actively ingested conidia at an initial rate of over 20,000 h−1.Expand
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