Diapause, a potent force in the evolution of freshwater crustaceans

  title={Diapause, a potent force in the evolution of freshwater crustaceans},
  author={Geoffrey Fryer},
  • G. Fryer
  • Published 1 March 1996
  • Environmental Science
  • Hydrobiologia
After a brief historical review of the discovery of diapause in freshwater crustaceans, its dramatic nature in certain cyclopoid copepods, in which diapausing individuals may occur at densities of > 106 per m2, is used to illustrate the enormous ecological significance of the phenomenon. Some of the problems presented by dispause in cyclopoid copepods are noted, including the different behaviour in different lakes of what appears to be a single species. Different physiological cues or different… 

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