Encystment discovered in a marine copepod.

  title={Encystment discovered in a marine copepod.},
  author={Bruce C. Coull and Judith Grant},
  volume={212 4492},
It has been believed that marine crustacea do not encyst as adults. The benthic copepod Heteropsyllus nunni has been found to encyst in intertidal sands in the summer; free-living forms are abundant in the winter. A unique platelike structure on the cephalothorax is thought to be the site of cyst formation. 

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