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  • I Plaut
  • 2001
Critical swimming speed (U(crit)) is a standard measurement to assess swimming capabilities of fishes. To conduct this measurement a fish is introduced into a water tunnel in which the current velocity can be controlled by the investigator. At the beginning of the measurement water velocity is low, approximately 1 body length (BL) s(-1), and is then(More)
  • I Plaut
  • 2000
The zebrafish Danio rerio exhibits substantial morphological variability in the sizes and shapes of the body and the caudal fin. The present study describes swimming performance, swimming behaviour and routine locomotor activity patterns in three of the major morphotypes: wild-type, long-finned and no-tail. Wild-type and long-finned differ in total length(More)
  • I. Plaut
  • 2004
This study compares osmoregulatory capabilities of two closely related blennies inhabiting different habitats: Salaria pavo which inhabits marine rocky coasts in the Mediterranean and the eastern coasts of the Atlantic Ocean, and Salaria fluviatilis which inhabits freshwater habitats around the Mediterranean, both in rivers connected to the sea and in lakes(More)
  • I Plaut
  • 2000
Specimens of the euryhaline cyprinodontid fish, Aphanius dispar, collected in salt ponds, were acclimated to salinities of <1 (freshwater), 35 (seawater), 70, 105, and 140 ppt for 4 wk before measurement of oxygen consumption, critical swimming speed, and routine activity level. Oxygen consumption was similar in <1, 35, and 70 ppt (0.18+/-0.07, 0.17+/-0.06,(More)
The C32 isogenic homozygous diploid (IHD) strain of the zebrafish (Danio rerio) was found to be polyallelic at a malate dehydrogenase locus (sMdh-A). A variant allele is thought to have arisen via mutation within the past 10 bisexual generations that have maintained the strain since its last gynogenetic cloning event; this unique allele now predominates at(More)
The concentration profiles of the potential endocrine disrupting nonionic alkylphenol ethoxylate (APEO) surfactants in Israel's rivers, groundwaters and coastal water of the eastern Mediterranean Sea, were found to be within the range of 12.5-74.6, trace - 20.2 and 4.2-25.0 microg/L respectively. Determination of the APEO's homologic distribution revealed(More)
 The tetraodontiform swimming mode has recently attracted attention because puffers swim very steadily and, unlike most of the other median and paired fin (MPF) swimmers, use more than one pair of fins to propel themselves through the water. To date, only one study presenting data concerning the swimming kinematics of puffers has been published, and this(More)
We studied the influences of food type, food quantity, water currents, starvation and light on growth and reproduction of the sea hareaplysia oculifera (Adams and Reeve, 1850) under laboratory conditions. Out of five species of algae served as food,Enteromorpha intestinalis promoted the fastest growth ofA. oculifera, Ulva spp. slower growth,Cladophora sp.(More)
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