Factors Affecting Swimming Speed in the Rotifer Brachionus plicatilis

  title={Factors Affecting Swimming Speed in the Rotifer Brachionus plicatilis},
  author={Manuel Y{\'u}fera and Emilio Pascual and Juan M Olivares},
This study examines the swimming speed in amictic females of Brachionus plicatilis in laboratory cultures. Five different stages were examined: recently hatched females, juveniles, adult non-ovigerous females, ovigerous females with 1 attached egg and ovigerous females with 2 attached eggs. We tested the speed at two temperatures, 15 °C and 25 °C, and two feeding conditions, presence and absence of microalgal cells. An automated motion analysis system was used to measure speed which was then… CONTINUE READING