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co·pe·pod

(kō'pē-pod),
Any member of the order Copepoda.
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copepod

any minute free-living or parasitic crustacean of the subclass Copepoda. Copepods lack a carapace and are extremely common in both freshwater and marine plankton, where they constitute an important food source for larger animals such as fish.
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By comparing the food (phytoplankton and microzooplankton) inside the jars before and after a 24-hour feeding period, we could estimate the grazing rates and behaviour of copepods and then compare the estimates across the three treatment conditions (ambient, 2100, and 2150) to see if there were differences.
A cluster analysis (CA) was performed to define copepod assemblages using the Sorensen distance measure and [beta]-flexible linkage method ([beta] = 0.25), followed by a multi-response permutation procedure (MRPP) to test the significance of the resulting groups.
Peptide identifications and protein inferences for tandem mass spectra for each copepod were found through Comet (2016.01 rev.
Changes in pigment concentration in copepod gut are described by an exponential decay function allowing the following calculation, such that:
In order to try and integrate these different processes and the associated time-scales of GWD, the immunoepidemiological model of GWD presented here incorporates the actual parasite load of the human host and copepod vector, rather than simply tracking the total number of infected humans.
Description stages except the parasitic females have typical copepod structure [5].
The bacteria attach to copepods, receiving more food and protection than "free-living" bacteria in the open ocean, and perhaps some advantageous transportation, too.
On the habits and nature of association of the copepod Pseudomyicola spinosus with the rock oyster Crassostrea glomerata in New Zealand.