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Title: Population growth and stable isotope analyses of Diaphanosoma spinolosum and Ceriodaphnia cornuta (Crustacea: Cladocera) fed with different seston size fractions
Other Titles: crescimento populacional e análise isotópica de Diaphanosoma spinolosum e Ceriodaphnia cornuta (Crustacea: Cladocera), alimentadas com diferentes frações de seston natural
Authors: Caraballo, Pedro E.
Sanchez-Caraballo, Andrés Felipe
Forsberg, Bruce Rider
Leite, Erosseval
Keywords: Carbon-13
Nitrogen 15
Animals Experiment
Animals Food
Ceriodaphnia Cornuta
Controlled Study
Diaphanosoma Spinolosum
Environmental Enrichment
Growth Rate
Isotope Analysis
Lake Ecosystem
Population Dynamics
Population Growth
Ceriodaphnia Cornuta
Issue Date: 2011
metadata.dc.publisher.journal: Acta Scientiarum - Biological Sciences
metadata.dc.relation.ispartof: Volume 33, Número 1, Pags. 11-19
Abstract: In order to define the effect of seston size fraction as a food source for Ceriodaphnia cornuta and Diaphanosoma spinolosum, in situ experiments using natural abundance of δ13C and δ 15N were carried out during the rising water period in Catalão Lake. Both species were fed with three different fractions of seston from the lake (< 10, < 30 and < 60 μm) and maintained in submerged 1.1 L plastic bottles for nine days. Ten individuals were put in each flask, maintaining three flasks for each fraction, for a total of 27 flasks per species. Every three days we collected three flasks and fixed the individuals for subsequent counting and observation of demographic population parameters. The organisms in the last three flasks of each fraction were fixed for stable isotope analysis of δ13C and δ15N. Both species grew in all of the food fractions, with the best the performance coming in the < 30 μm fraction. D. spinolosum and C. cornuta showed enrichment in δ13C and δ15N, which was highest in the < 10 μm fraction for both species. These results show that the seston size fractions tested produce different population growth rates and isotopic signatures in cladocerans.
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: 10.4025/actascibiolsci.v33i1.7260
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