Macrophytes as dispersal vectors of zooplankton resting stages in a subtropical riverine floodplain

  title={Macrophytes as dispersal vectors of zooplankton resting stages in a subtropical riverine floodplain},
  author={Yamila S. Battauz and Susana Jos{\'e} de Paggi and Juan C{\'e}sar Paggi},
  journal={Aquatic Ecology},
The resting stages of freshwater zooplankton constitute a special mechanism for passive dispersal, often displaying a variety of adaptations so as to ease transport. In floodplain systems, macrophytes are one of the most representative biotic groups showing interactions with the zooplankton community. The annual fluctuations in the hydrometric level of the Paraná River favour the displacement of this aquatic vegetation in floodplain environments. This paper hypothesizes that the roots and… 
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