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rotifer

any minute aquatic multicellular invertebrate of the phylum Rotifera, containing the wheel animalcules, the smallest METAZOANS. They move and feed by means of an anterior ring of cilia.
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The different prey types offered in several studies included the rotifers Brachionus plicatilis and B.
Rotifers as predators on components of the microbial web (bacteria, heterotrophic flagellates, ciliates)-A review.
Rotifers are generally the most speciose group in zooplankton community, but most species occur near the littoral (Bonecker & Lansac-Toha, 1996).
In the first age class (5 to 11 days), there was predominance of rotifers in the diets of all species, with dominance in most of the gastrointestinal tract of these species.
Also, large predacious ciliates (haptorians) can reduce the abundance of small metazoans, such as rotifers (Noges et al., 2016).
J., The effect of three strains of lactic bacteria on the production rate of rotifers, Brachionus pticatitis, and their dietary value for larval turbot, Scophthatmus maximus.
Higher rotifers and copepods abundances reflect the optimal environmental conditions in ponds [51,53].
It describes the roles of microscopic and macroscopic organisms that live in and around lagoons, including algae, archaea, bacteria, crustaceans, duckweed, aquatic and immature insects, grasses, rotifers, watermeal, weeds, worms, and burrowing animals, as well as the natural processes of wastewater treatment with algae, bacteria, and other organisms, and operational problems that can occur and their identification, prevention, and control.
CULTIVATING SOMMERSTORFFIA SPINOSA (OOMYCOTA), AN OBLIGATE PREDATOR OF LORICATE ROTIFERS. MAISEY E.