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Proceedings of the first International Rotifer Symposium

Ed.: Charles W. King

1977. VI, 315 pages, 95 figures, 40 tables, 2 plates, 16x24cm, 680 g
Language: English

(Advances in Limnology, Volume 8)

ISBN 978-3-510-47006-8, paperback, price: 38.00 €

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Preface 1
List of participants 7
Topic I
Review
Sampling rotifers -- J. Green 9
Comment:

Comparison of various sampling techniques, and results of repeated
sampling of planktonic rotifers - A. Ruttner-Kolisko 13
Topic II
Review
Migration, patchiness, and distribution in time and space of
planktonic rotifers Maria R. Miracle 19
Comments:
Multivariate analysis of rotifer distributions in Lake Huron Richard
S. Stemberger and John E. Cannon 38
Horizontal distribution and "avoidance of shore" by rotifers -
K. Preissler 43
Phototaxis in rotifers (action spectra) - Pierre Clement 47
Migration of planktonic rotifers in Lunzer Obersee (Austria) - B. Pivoda 50
Adaptive advantages of substrate selection by sessile rotifers -
R. L. Wallace 53
Topic III
Review:
Population dynamics and secondary production - W. T. Edmondson 56
Comments
Lifespan of male rotifers - Terry W. Snell 65
A tentative estimation of annual production for some periphytic
rotifers with a unimodal phenology - Henri J. Dumont, Marc Coussement,
and Anne-Marie De Henau 67
Suggestions for biomass calculation of planktonic rotifers -
A. Ruttner-Kolisko 71
Topic IV
Review
The influence of abiotic environmental
factors on population dynamics in
planktonic rotifers - Wolfgang Hofmann 77
Comments:
Effects of thermal effluent upon the planktonic Rotifera-survival and
egg production - J. P. K. Horkan, D. N. Gallup, and J. R. Nursall 84
Population dynamics of rotifers as related to climatic conditions in
Lunzer Obersee and Untersee - A. Ruttner Kolisko 88
Some effects of enclosure on congeneric species of rotifers -
M. R. Miracle and A. Guiset 94
Topic V
Review:
Biotic factors in the population dynamics of rotifers Henri J. Dumont 98
Comments:
An analysis of the diets of five sympatric species of Asplanchna -
George W. Salt 123
Stomach contents in Asplanchna and Ploesoma - A. Guiset 126
Rotifer populations in mountain lakes relative
to fish and species of copepods present - R. Stewart Anderson 130
The effect of the microsporid Plistophora asperospora on Conochilus
unicornis in Lunzer Untersee (LUS) - A. Ruttner-Kolisko 135
Epidemiology in rotifer - M. R. Miracle 138

Topic VI
Review:
Mictic-female production in monogonont rotifers - John J. Gilbert 142
Comments
A note on mictic-female production in monoxenic cultures
of Brachionus calycifiorus - John J. Gilbert 156
A note on the effect of cold shock on mictic-female productionin
Brachionuscalyciflorus - John J. Gilbert 158
A note on the relationship between polymorphism and mictic-female
production in Brachionus calyciflorus - John J. Gilbert 161
Determination of mixis in Brachionus - C. Rougier, R. Pourriot, and
P. Clement 163
Physiological basis of the reproduction of heterogonous Rotatoria -
Hans Buchner 167
Rotifer reproduction under controlled experimental conditions -
J. M. Scott 169
Male production in seawater cultured Brachionus plicatilis -
M. Pozuelo 172
Comparison of the control of mixis in three
clones of Notommata copeus Roger Pourriot and Pierre Clement 174
Amphoteric reproduction in a population of Asplanchna priodonta A
Ruttner-Kolisko 178
Amphoteric reproduction in Asplanchna girodi -Terry W. Snell and
Charles E. King 182
Reproductive cycle in Sinantherina socialis - P. Champ and R. Pourriot
184
Topic VII
Review:
Genetics of reproduction, variation, and
adaptation in rotifers Charles E. King 187
Comments:
Clonal selection Competition among clones Terry W. Snell 202
Cytoplasmic and chromosomal inheritance of the mictic reaction in a
parthenogenetic clone of Notommata copeus - Pierre Clement and Roger
Pourriot 205
Effects of cyclical ameiotic parthenogenesis on gene frequencies and
effective population size - Charles E King 207
Topic VIII
Review
General problems of rotifer taxonomy and global distribution - Birger
Pejler 212
Comments
Classification based on the male - M. Sudzaki 221
General distribution of planktonic rotifers in Spanish reservoirs -
A. Guiset 222
Studies on the distribution of Brachionus calyciflorus in India -
M. V. S. S. S Dhanapathi
Some puzzling problems in the taxonomy of Brachionus and Keratella -
M. Sudzuki 230
Dwarfing of rotifers in tropical crater lakes - J. Green 232
Some data on variation in three planktonic genera - A. Guiset 237
Antarctic freshwater rotifers - H. J. G. Dartnall 240

Topic IX
Review:
Food and feeding habits of Rotifera - R. Pourriot 243
Comments:
Radiotracer determination of feeding in
Brachionus calyciflorus: The importance of gut passage times Peter -
L. Starkweather and John J. Gilbert 261
Experience with rotifer cultures based on Rhodomonas - Birger Pejler 264
Selective cannibalism in the rotifer
Asplanchna sieboldi John J. Gilbert 267
Topic X
Review:
Ultrastructural research on rotifers Pierre Clement 270
Comment:
Resting egg ultrastructure and formation of the shell in Asplanchna
sieboldi and Brachionus calyciflorus - Elizabeth Wurdak, John
J. Gilbert, and Richard Jagels 298
Index of Authors 303
Index of Species 308
Subject-Index 313