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Daphnia as a model organism in limnology and aquatic biology: introductory remarks

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    0367324 - BC-A 2012 RIV IT eng J - Článek v odborném periodiku
    Seďa, Jaromír - Petrusek, A.
    Daphnia as a model organism in limnology and aquatic biology: introductory remarks.
    Journal of Limnology. Roč. 70, č. 2 (2011), s. 337-344 ISSN 1129-5767.
    [International Conference on Invertebrate Reproduction and Development in the Age of Genetic Modifications. Praha, 16.08.2010-20.08.2010]
    Grant CEP: GA AV ČR(CZ) 1QS600170504
    Výzkumný záměr: CEZ:AV0Z60170517
    Klíčová slova: Daphnia * senescence * cyanobacteria * inducible defences * flood impact * egg banks * fish predation
    Kód oboru RIV: DA - Hydrologie a limnologie
    Impakt faktor: 1.207, rok: 2011

    Cladocerans of the genus Daphnia are keystone pelagic filter feeders in many temperate ponds and lakes. They have also become popular model organisms in various biological disciplines, from aquatic ecology to biomedical sciences. The crucial features that make these organisms excellent experimental models are their cyclical parthenogenetic life cycle together with easy culturing and handling. Thanks to these characteristics, the number of publications dealing with Daphnia is rapidly growing. The special insert to the Journal of Limnology on Daphnia biology, contains contributions that deal directly or indirectly with the reproduction and development of these water fleas, in relation to various ecological factors. These include predator-prey interactions and their impact on morphology, population dynamics, or senescence-related traits, growth of daphnids on a diet consisting of invasively spreading cyanobacteria, and also the impact of extreme floods on a Daphnia population (and particularly on its dormant ephippial egg bank) in a reservoir. Here, we discuss these presented works, and point out the potential lines of research that may improve the generalisation of their findings.
    Trvalý link: http://hdl.handle.net/11104/0202048