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Zooplankton feeding behavior and particle selection in natural plankton assemblages containing toxicAlexandriumspp.

ABSTRACT: Laboratory experiments suggest that toxicAlexandriumspp. cells are unpalatable to zooplankton grazers, and that toxic cells should be selectively avoided by zooplankton when feeding in mixtures of different prey species. Such avoidance, if practised in the wild, might contribute to... Full description

1st Person: Teegarden, Gregory J.
Additional Persons: Campbell, Robert G.; Durbin, Edward G.
Source: in Marine Ecology Progress Series Vol. 218 (2001), p. 213-226
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Type of Publication: Article
Language: English
Published: 2001
Keywords: Alexandrium
Paralytic shellfish poisoning
Selective feeding
Zooplankton grazing
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