Responses of alkaline phosphatase activity to phosphorus stress in Daphnia magna.

Abstract

We examined how alkaline phosphatase (AP) activity within the bodies and in the materials released by the crustacean Daphnia magna responds to variable algal food phosphorus (P)-content. We found that Daphnia eating P-poor food (C:P approximately 700) had significantly higher AP activity in their bodies on a mass-specific basis compared with individuals… (More)
DOI: 10.1242/jeb.037788

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