Morphological convergence of resting stages of planktonic organisms: a review

@article{Belmonte2004MorphologicalCO,
  title={Morphological convergence of resting stages of planktonic organisms: a review},
  author={Genuario Belmonte and Anna Miglietta and Fernando Rubino and Ferdinando Boero},
  journal={Hydrobiologia},
  year={2004},
  volume={355},
  pages={159-165}
}
In temperate seas, many plankters avoid unfavourableperiods by producing resting stages which accumulatein the sediments to form biodiversity banks from whichplankton communities are seasonally restored. Mostresting stages have typical spiny coverings. Thismorphology is common across phyla, and even kingdoms,and favours flotation, passive transport, and sensoryactivity, also opposing both predation and burial intothe sediments. Spiny coverings are considered aconvergence allowing survival of… CONTINUE READING

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