Selective Feeding of Bdelloid Rotifers in River Biofilms

  title={Selective Feeding of Bdelloid Rotifers in River Biofilms},
  author={Beno{\^i}t Mialet and Nabil Majdi and Micky L M Tackx and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Az{\'e}mar and Evelyne Buffan-Dubau},
  booktitle={PloS one},
In situ pigment contents of biofilm-dwelling bdelloid rotifers of the Garonne River (France) were measured by high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) and compared with pigment composition of surrounding biofilm microphytobenthic communities. Among pigments that were detected in rotifers, the presence of carotenoids fucoxanthin and myxoxanthophyll showed that the rotifers fed on diatoms and cyanobacteria. Unexpectedly, while diatoms strongly dominated microphytobenthic communities in terms… CONTINUE READING
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