Regulation of the abundance and growth of ciliates in a newly-flooded reservoir
Thouvenot, A. Richardot
Archiv für Hydrobiologie Volume 157 Number 2 (2003), p. 185 - 193
published: Jun 11, 2003
ArtNo. ESP141015772003, Price: 29.00 €
The specific growth rates of ciliates were measured in diffusion chambers after the first flooding of a reservoir. The abundance of nanoplankton and the high concentrations of dissolved organic matter could explain why the growth rate, whose average value was 0.07 ± 0.06h-1, was higher than that recorded in other lakes of similar trophic status. The abundance of ciliates was strongly controlled by Daphnia longispina and Asplanchna priodonta.