The krill maturity cycle: a conceptual model of the seasonal cycle in Antarctic krill

@article{Kawaguchi2006TheKM,
  title={The krill maturity cycle: a conceptual model of the seasonal cycle in Antarctic krill},
  author={So Kawaguchi and Toshihiro Yoshida and Luke Finley and Paul Cramp and Stephen Nicol},
  journal={Polar Biology},
  year={2006},
  volume={30},
  pages={689-698}
}
A long-term study on the maturity cycle of Antarctic krill was conducted in a research aquarium. Antarctic krill were either kept individually or in groups for 8 months under different temperature and food conditions, and the succession of female maturity stages and intermoult periods were observed. In all cases regression and re-maturation of external sexual characteristics were observed, but there were differences in length of the cycle and intermoult periods between the experimental… CONTINUE READING

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