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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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At least 8 percent of the rotifer's genes, more than in any other animal, are likely to have been acquired by HGT.
Biological analysis: Rotifer species identification was done with the help of standard references (Ward and Whipple, 1959; Pennak, 1978; Koste, 1978) by observing their body shape, morphological features and behaviour.
For qualitative analyses, rotifer samples were collected by vertical hauls using a 50 [micro]m mesh net with a reducing cone.
In addition to above mentioned species other rotifer species which were reported from Balloki pond include Keratella cochlearis, Polyarthra vulgaris, Syncheata tremula, Testudinella patina and Trichocera rattus.
Hino A, Aoki S, Ushiro M (1997) Nitrogen-flow in the rotifer Brachionus rotundiformis and its significance in mass cultures.
Effects of [alpha]-tocoferol supplementation of rotifer on the growth of striped trumpeter Latris lineata larvae.
Distinct difference of littoral rotifer community structure in two mangrove wetlands of Qi'ao Island, Pearl River estuary, China.
Group Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Ga 7.6 52.3 38.3 36.1 29.5 52.5 63.3 38.4 36.6 Bga 17.6 8.5 7.9 16.3 16.3 6 3 15.6 8.1 Dia 62.8 15.8 26.9 17 18.6 16.6 18.1 19 31.8 Des 3 9.3 7.3 11.5 20.5 12.9 6.5 9.3 8.8 Pro 0.3 1.5 4.2 5.9 4.4 1.1 0 4.2 3.5 Cru 0 0.8 0.7 0.2 0 0 0 0 0.2 Rot 0 0 0.9 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 Ins 0.1 0.2 5.1 0.1 0.7 0.9 0.5 0.3 0 Mis 8.6 11.6 8.7 12.9 10 10 8.6 13.1 11 Group Oct Nov Dec Average Ga 48 48.9 14 36.5 Bga 10 10.1 27.1 12.8 Dia 3.3 11 44.5 25.4 Des 28.6 12.9 6.1 11 Pro 2.1 4.9 2.2 3.2 Cru 0 1.4 0 0.3 Rot 0 0.1 0 0.1 Ins 0 1.8 0.1 1.1 Mis 7.9 8.9 5.9 9.7 ga: green algae; bga: blue-green algae; dia: diatom; des: desmids; pro: protozoa; cru: crustacean; rot: rotifer; ins: insect; mis: miscellaneous.
Among the Rotifers, the most abundant species was Keratella tropica, followed by Brachionus sp.
Rotifer community structure and assessment of water quality in Yangcheng Lake.
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.