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How efficiently can doliolids (Tunicata, Thaliacea) utilize phytoplankton and their own fecal pellets?
Description: The quantitative utilization of detritus as food for zooplankton has been often addressed. Yet studies on the topic are lacking. Thus, the goal of this study was to determine the food absorption efficiency (AE) of the doliolid Dolioletta gegenbauri being first offered phytoplankton and then, subsequently, fecal pellets as a representative of detritus. [Source: Journal of Plankton Research]
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Source: Journal of Plankton Research
Publish Date: 3/17/2017
Reading Level: Expert
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