zooplankton


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zooplankton

(zo?o-plank'ton) [? + planktos, wandering]
A small animal organism present in natural waters.
See: phytoplankton

zooplankton

that part of the plankton made up of animal life. Compare PHYTOPLANKTON.
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2011; Noges and Noges, 2014), was a proper medium for studying spring zooplankton and autumn zooplankton and their relationship with meteorological conditions.
This study investigated the seasonal and monthly changes in the zooplankton community in Lake Mogan during May 2010 to April 2011.
Environmental factors, Phytoplankton biomass, Zooplankton community, Seasonal variation, Canonical correspondence analysis.
Nevertheless, the influence of community structure (size and composition) on zooplankton feeding has rarely been considered when assessing C flux in the pelagic food web.
Zooplankton samples were collected off Peach Point between South Bass Island and Gibraltar Island, in the Western Basin of Lake Erie (Fig.
In this park, Morales and Murillo (1996) surveyed the abundance and composition of zooplankton monthly in 1984.
Microzooplankton Enumeration: We plan to collect about 50 of these samples in May-June 2016, and 50 samples in October 2016, using vertical hauls with a 35- micron zooplankton net.
The majority of studies on the effects of cyanobacteria on the structure of the zooplankton community have yielded conflicting results, but in general, they suggest that in systems dominated by cyanobacteria, the zooplankton community is dominated by small cladocerans and rotifers, in response to the toxic effects of the cyanotoxins, difficulties in ingesting cells, and nutritional deficiency of the food source (Ferrao-Filho et al.
The traps often appear black or dark when they contain encapsulated animals--like zooplankton, insect larvae, nematode worms--that the plant has captured.