Nutrition in terrestrial isopods (Isopoda: Oniscidea): an evolutionary‐ecological approach

@article{Zimmer2002NutritionIT,
  title={Nutrition in terrestrial isopods (Isopoda: Oniscidea): an evolutionary‐ecological approach},
  author={Martin Zimmer},
  journal={Biological Reviews},
  year={2002},
  volume={77}
}
  • M. Zimmer
  • Published 2002
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Biological Reviews
The nutritional morphology, physiology and ecology of terrestrial isopods (Isopoda: Oniscidea) is significant in two respects. (1) Most oniscid isopods are truly terrestrial in terms of being totally independent of the aquatic environment. Thus, they have evolved adaptations to terrestrial food sources. (2) In many terrestrial ecosystems, isopods play an important role in decomposition processes through mechanical and chemical breakdown of plant litter and by enhancing microbial activity. While… Expand
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