A Model of Particle Capture by Bryozoans in Turbulent Flow: Significance of Colony Form

  title={A Model of Particle Capture by Bryozoans in Turbulent Flow: Significance of Colony Form},
  author={J. E. Eckman and B. Okamura},
  journal={The American Naturalist},
  pages={861 - 880}
  • J. E. Eckman, B. Okamura
  • Published 1998
  • Biology, Medicine
  • The American Naturalist
  • A hydrodynamic model was developed to examine particle capture by lophophores of encrusting bryozoans. Particle capture rate is predicted to increase with increasing speed of the feeding current. There should be a large feeding advantage when lophophores are tightly packed and excurrents are vented through chimneys. This prediction contradicts conclusions of an earlier model study and suggests that selection for colony integration has a basis in the acquisition of food. If lophophores are not… CONTINUE READING
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