A direct test of cyanobacterial chemical defense : Variable effects of microcystin-treated food on two Daphnia pulicaria clones

@inproceedings{Wilson2007ADT,
  title={A direct test of cyanobacterial chemical defense : Variable effects of microcystin-treated food on two Daphnia pulicaria clones},
  author={Alan G E Wilson and Mark E Hay},
  year={2007}
}
To determine the direct effects of microcystin on the fitness of herbivorous zooplankton, we experimentally added microcystin-LR to freeze-dried cells of palatable Chlorella and fed these compound-treated cells to two clones of Daphnia pulicaria that had shown differing responses to a diet containing a strain of Microcystis aeruginosa that produces microcystin. The Daphnia that performed better on a diet containing live Microcystis showed reduced population growth when exposed to microcystin-LR… CONTINUE READING