Body Size, Food Concentration, and Population Growth in Planktonic Rotifers

@article{Stemberger1985BodySF,
  title={Body Size, Food Concentration, and Population Growth in Planktonic Rotifers},
  author={R. S. Stemberger and J. J. Gilbert},
  journal={Ecology},
  year={1985},
  volume={66},
  pages={1151-1159}
}
Population growth rates of eight species of planktonic rotifers were assessed for five to seven food concentrations using daily renewed batch cultures. The food concentration for which population growth rate was zero (the threshold food level) varied by a factor of 17 among species. The log of threshold food concentration was positively and significantly related to the log of body mass. Similarly, a strong positive log-log relationship was found between rotifer body mass and the food… Expand
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