The water flea Daphnia pulex (Cladocera, Daphniidae), a possible model organism to evaluate aspects of freshwater ecosystems

@article{Norambuena2019TheWF,
  title={The water flea Daphnia pulex (Cladocera, Daphniidae), a possible model organism to evaluate aspects of freshwater ecosystems},
  author={Juan-Alejandro Norambuena and Jorge G. Far{\'i}as and Patricio De los R{\'i}os},
  journal={Crustaceana},
  year={2019},
  volume={92},
  pages={1415-1426}
}
Daphnia pulex is a freshwater planktonic crustacean, allegedly a cosmopolitan species, which is found in lentic ecosystems. The aim of this study was to conduct a literature review of D. pulex related to its life history and genetic variability, in order to mark a route for future studies. We noted that D. pulex is a model species on which ecological studies have been carried out, as well as molecular studies, in which its molecular diversity has been characterized and such in specimens from… 

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