Developments in Hydrobiology

Cladocera as Model Organisms in Biology

Proceedings of the Third International Symposium on Cladocera, held in Bergen, Norway, 9–16 August 1993

Editors: Larsson, Petter, Weider, Lawrence J. (Eds.)

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The Third International Symposium on Cladocera, papers from which make up this volume, covered recent findings on the behaviour, life history, population genetics, reproduction, chemical communication, predator-prey interactions, epibionts, taxonomy, phylogeny, palaeolimnology and biogeography of this animal group.
The Cladocera occupy an intermediate position in lake ecosystems, both as plankton and benthic organisms. Their often high abundance and their function, as transfer organisms from algae and dead organic matter to macro-invertebrates and fish, make them one of the most important organisms to affect the biological processes in freshwater ecosystems. The Cladocera living among the plankton often have recognizable distribution patterns and migrations; their size and brief life cycles make them popular in laboratory experiments; their cyclic parthenogenesis makes them suitable for many aspects of population genetics; and they are present as microfossils in lake sediments. All these features confer a unique status on the Cladocera as model organisms in many aspects of modern systematics and ecology.

Table of contents (33 chapters)

Table of contents (33 chapters)
  • What can molecular markers tell us about the evolutionary history of Daphnia species complexes?

    Pages 1-7

    Schwenk, Klaus (et al.)

  • Genetic variation in Simocephalus (Anomopoda: Daphniidae) in North America: patterns and consequences

    Pages 9-14

    Hann, B. J.

  • Large Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium deviations in the Daphnia longispina of Lake El Tobar

    Pages 15-23

    King, Charles E. (et al.)

  • Differences in genetic structure and ecological diversity between parental forms and hybrids in a Daphnia species complex

    Pages 25-32

    Müller, Jakob (et al.)

  • Effects of salinity on the life history and fitness of Daphnia magna: variability within and between populations

    Pages 33-41

    Teschner, Martina

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cladocera as Model Organisms in Biology
Book Subtitle
Proceedings of the Third International Symposium on Cladocera, held in Bergen, Norway, 9–16 August 1993
Editors
  • Petter Larsson
  • Lawrence J. Weider
Series Title
Developments in Hydrobiology
Series Volume
107
Copyright
1995
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-011-0021-2
DOI
10.1007/978-94-011-0021-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-3471-2
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-4013-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 307
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