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Bioconversion of fatty acids at the basis of marine food webs: insights from a compound-specific stable isotope analysis
Polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) are essential compounds that can limit the productivity of primary consumers in aquatic food webs, where the efficiency in energy transfer at the plant-animalExpand
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Cryptic diversity of the ‘cosmopolitan’ harpacticoid copepod Nannopus palustris: genetic and morphological evidence
Nannopus palustris Brady, 1880 is a free‐living widely distributed harpacticoid copepod, which has been formerly assumed to be a single, cosmopolitan but highly variable species. We compared severalExpand
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Zonation and structuring factors of meiofauna communities in a tropical seagrass bed (Gazi Bay, Kenya)
Abstract This study deals with the relation between tropical meiofauna and environmental variables by comparing the ‘benthic’ (i.e. in the bare sediment adjacent to seagrass plants) and theExpand
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Alpha and beta diversity of harpacticoid copepods in a tropical seagrass bed: the relation between diversity and species' range size distribution
Alpha and beta diversity of harpacticoid copepods was studied in a Kenyan seagrass bed (Gazi Bay, Kenya) with a clear zonation of different seagrass species. The application of an appropriateExpand
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The taste of diatoms: the role of diatom growth phase characteristics and associated bacteria for benthic copepod grazing
The interactions between primary producers and their consumers are of particular interest for the overall functioning of marine ecosystems. The biochemical composition of the organisms involvedExpand
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A checklist of the marine Harpacticoida (Copepoda) of the Caribbean Sea
Recent surveys on the benthic harpacticoids in the northwestern sector of the Caribbean have called attention to the lack of a list of species of this diverse group in this large tropical basin. AExpand
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Distribution of meiofauna in Kongsfjorden, Spitsbergen
Kongsfjorden, a glacial fjord, is a typical fjord in the Spitsbergen (Svalbard archipelago) in the Arctic. The study supports a hypothesis that meiofauna and macrofauna are affected by naturalExpand
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Grazing on diatoms by harpacticoid copepods: species-specific density-dependent uptake and microbial gardening
Four common intertidal harpacticoid species (Paramphiascella fulvofasciata, Tigriopus brevicornis, Nitocra spinipes and Harpacticus obscurus) were offered pelagic diatoms (Phaeodacty- lumExpand
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Trophodynamics of estuarine intertidal harpacticoid copepods based on stable isotope composition and fatty acid profiles
Trophic interactions at the basis of food webs, for instance between meiofauna, primary producers and bacteria, are key drivers of benthic energy fluxes. Yet both qualitative and quantitativeExpand
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Meiofauna winners and losers of coastal hypoxia: case study harpacticoid copepods
The impact of anoxia on meiobenthic copepod species was assessed by means of a field experiment. Four plexiglass chambers were deployed in situ in 24 m depth to simulate an anoxic event of 9 days, 1Expand
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