Effects of algal food quality on sexual reproduction of Daphnia magna

  title={Effects of algal food quality on sexual reproduction of Daphnia magna},
  author={Jong-Yun Choi and Seong-Ki Kim and Geung-Hwan La and K. Chang and D. Kim and K. Jeong and M. S. Park and G. Joo and H. Kim},
  journal={Ecology and Evolution},
  pages={2817 - 2832}
  • Jong-Yun Choi, Seong-Ki Kim, +7 authors K. Jeong
  • Published 2016
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Ecology and Evolution
  • Abstract The objective of our study was to investigate sexual reproduction of Daphnia magna associated with mating behaviors and hatching rates, according to different algal food sources. Since a diatom is known to contain more abundant long‐chain poly unsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), we hypothesized that the diatom‐consuming D. magna would exhibit more successful reproduction rates. Upon the hypothesis, we designed three experiments using two algal species, a green alga (Chlorella vulgaris… CONTINUE READING
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