Morphological Stasis of Two Species Belonging to the L-morphotype in the Brachionus plicatilis Species Complex

  title={Morphological Stasis of Two Species Belonging to the L-morphotype in the Brachionus plicatilis Species Complex},
  author={Sergi Campillo and Eduardo Mois{\'e}s Garc{\'i}a-Roger and David Mart{\'i}nez-Torres and M. Angeles Serra},
Detection and characterization of sibling species complexes in zooplankton are critical to understanding their ecological responses and patterns of evolution. The taxon Brachionus plicatilis is a complex of at least 14 species with three major, deeply diverged clades, which are morphologically distinct. We studied morphometric differences between two species – B. plicatilis sensu stricto and B. ‘Manjavacas’– which belong to the L-(large) morphotype and often co-occur in ponds or lakes. B… CONTINUE READING
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