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Free Content Laboratory Experiments on Feeding, Growth, and Fecundity of and Effects of Cadmium on Pseudodiaptomus

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The influence of cadmium on feeding, growth, food conversion, and reproduction of the estuarine copepod Pseudodiaptomus coronatus was studied at Cd-concentration of 5 μg × 1−1. Grazing, ingestion, growth rates, and gross growth efficiencies did not differ. The only detectable effect was a reduction of the daily reproductive rate to 50% of copepods not exposed to Cd.

Document Type: Short Communication

Publication date: July 1, 1978

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