Variability of filter structures in eight Daphnia species: mesh sizes and filtering areas

@article{Brendelberger1985VariabilityOF,
  title={Variability of filter structures in eight Daphnia species: mesh sizes and filtering areas},
  author={H. Brendelberger and W. Geller},
  journal={Journal of Plankton Research},
  year={1985},
  volume={7},
  pages={473-486}
}
  • H. Brendelberger, W. Geller
  • Published 1985
  • Biology
  • Journal of Plankton Research
  • The morphology of the filtering apparatus of eight Daphnia species (62 individuals of all size classes) was investigated by scanning electron microscopy. In the majority of animals the intersetular distances (= mesh sizes) showed a normal distribution and the mean values were between 0.2 and 1.0 /un. The total filtering area increased approximately proportionally to the second power of the body length. Absolute values were between 0.063 and 2.6 mm3, with open portions of between 64% and 77% of… CONTINUE READING
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