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Proceedings of the IXth International Rotifer Symposium, held in Khon Kaen, Thailand, 16-23 January 2000. Reprinted from Hydrobiologia, 2001.
This volume is a record of the proceedings of the IXth International Rotifer Symposium, which was held in Khon Kaen, Thailand, on January 16-23, 2000. The symposium was the first meeting of the international group of rotifer researchers held in Asia.
The volume contains reviews and research papers dealing with diverse aspects of scientific research related to Rotifera and their ecology. Some of the topics addressed are: taxonomy and zoogeography, ecology, phylogeny and evolution, physiology, biochemistry and population genetics, aquaculture, and ecotoxicology. This book is special because it contains a unique compilation of contemporary rotifer-related research, and is the eighth of a series of rotifer symposium proceedings published in Developments of Hydrobiology.
This update of Rotifera studies will be of great interest to invertebrate zoologists, hydrobiologists, ecologists, and aquaculturists, particularly those interested in freshwater habitats.
Preface. Dedication: W.T. Edmondson -- In memoriam. B. Pejler -- In memoriam. T. Frost -- In memoriam. Part I: Autecology and Population Ecology. Review paper: Dormancy patterns in rotifers; C. Ricci. Recipes for successful anhydrobiosis in bdelloid rotifers; M. Caprioli, C. Ricci. Spine development in Brachionus quadridentatus from an Australian billabong: genetic variation and induction by Asplanchna; J.J. Gilbert. The relationship between Trichocerca pusilla (Jennings), Aulacoseira spp. and water temperature in Loch Leven, Scotland, U.K.; L. May. Swimming speed and Reynolds numbers of eleven freshwater rotifer species; G.E. Santos-Medrano, et al. Density-dependent regulation of natural and laboratory rotifer populations; T.W. Snell, et al. Part II: Reproduction and Life History. Variability for mixis initiation in Brachionus plicatilis; E. Aparici, et al. Parasites in rotifers from the Volga delta; A.K. Gorbunov, A.A. Kosova. Use of microparticulate markers in examination of rotifer physiology: Results and prospects; N. Lindemann, et al. Population growth of Lepadella patella (Muller, 1786) under different algal (Chlorella vulgaris) densities and in association with Philodina roseola Ehrenberg, 1832; S. Nandini, S.S.S. Sarma. Egg size and offspring fitness in a bdelloid rotifer; N. Santo, et al. Life table demography and population growth of Brachionus variabilis Hempel, 1896 in relation to Chlorella vulgaris densities; S.S.S. Sarma, S. Nandini. Life cycle patterns of rotifers in Lake Peipsi; T. Virro. Life history characteristics of three types of females in Brachionus calyciflorus Pallas (Rotifera) fed different algae; Y.-L. Xi, et al. Why do rotifer populations present a typical sigmoid growth curve?; T. Yoshinaga, et al. Part III: Trophic relations and interspecific interactions. Grazing by a dominant rotifer Conochilus unicornis Rousselet in a mountain lake: in situ measurements with synthetic microspheres; X. Armengol, et al. Observations of insect predation on rotifers; S.E. Hampton, J.J. Gilbert. The effect of bacteria on interspecific relationships between the euryhaline rotifer Brachionus rotundiformis and the harpacticoid copepod Tigriopus japonicus; M.-M. Jung, A, Hagiwara. Bed and Breakfast: the parasitic life of Proales werneckii (Ploimida: Proalidae) within the alga Vaucheria (Xanthophyceae: Vaucheriales); R.L. Wallace, et al. Part IV: Ecosystem Ecology. Review paper: The Ecology of Periphytic Rotifers; I.C. Duggan. The psammic rotifer structure in three Lobelian Polish lakes differing in pH; I. Bielanska-Grajner. Distribution of rotifers in North Island, New Zealand, and their potential use as bioindicators of lake trophic state; I.C. Duggan, et al. Urban rotifers: structure and densities of rotifer communities in water bodies of the Poznan agglomeration area (Western Poland); J. Ejsmont-Karabin, N.Kuczy?nka-Kippen. Rotifer distributions in the coastal waters of the northeast Pacific Ocean; S.C. Fradkin. Species diversity and dominance in the planktonic rotifer community of the Pripyat River in the Chernobyl region (1988-1996); G.A. Galkovskaya, D.V. Molotkov. Variability and instability of planktonic rotifer associations in Lesotho, southern Africa; J. Green. Diurnal vertical distribution of rotifers (Rotifera) in the Chara zone of Budzynskie Lake, Poland, N. Kuczynska-Kippen. Mesocosms -- an asset to rotifer biodiversity assessment?; J.M. Langley, et al. Increase of rotifer diversity after sewage diversion in the hypertrophic lagoon, Albufera of Valencia, Spain; R. Oltra, et al. Ecological structure of psammic rotifers in the ecotonal zone of Lake Piaseczno (Eastern Poland); S. Radwan, I.Bielanska-Grajner. Lake characteristics influence recovery of microplankton in arctic LTER lakes following experimental fertilization; P.A. Rublee, N.D. Bettez. Part V: Morphology, Taxonomy, and Biogeography. Review paper: Zoogeography of the Southeast Asian Rotifera; H. Segers. Rotifera from Burundi: The Lepadellidae (Rotifera: Monogononta); D. Baribwegure, H. Segers. The rotifer fauna of peat-swamps in Southern Thailand; S. Chittapun, P. Pholpunthin. Freshwater Rotifera from plankton of the Kerguelen Islands (Subantarctica); W.H. De Smet. Rotifers in saline waters from Disko Island, West Greenland; P. Funch, M.V. Sorensen. Reproductive isolation among geographically and temporally isolated marine Brachionus strains; T. Kotani, et al. Rhinoglena frontalis (Rotifera, Monogononta): A scanning electron microscopic study; G. Melone. The rotifer fauna of Lake Kud-Thing, a shallow lake in Nong Khai Province, northeast Thailand; L. Sanoamuang, S. Savatenalinton. Biodiversity of Rotifera in some tropical floodplain lakes of the Brahmaputra River basin, Assam (N.E. India); B.K. Sharma, S. Sharma. Part VI: Genetics and Evolution. Review paper: Early contributions of molecular phylogenetics to understanding the evolution of Rotifera; D.B.M. Welch. The approach to equilibrium of multilocus genotype diversity under clonal selection and cyclical parthenogenesis; C.E. King, J. Schonfeld. A survey of introns in three genes of rotifers; D.B.M. Welch, M. Meselson. Part VII: Aquaculture and Ecotoxicology. Review paper: Biotechnology and Aquaculture of Rotifers; E. Lubzens, et al. Factors affecting low temperature preservation of the marine rotifer Brachionus rotundiformis Tschugunoff; M. Assavaaree, et al. Effect of unionized ammonia, viscosity and protozoan contamination on reproduction and enzyme activity of the rotifer Brachionus rotundiformis; A. Belem de Araujo, et al. High density culture of the freshwater rotifer, Brachionus calyciflorus; H.G. Park, et al. Acute toxicity tests on three species of the genus Lecane (Rotifera: Monogononta); I.A. Perez-Legaspi, R. Rico-Martinez. Studies on Brachionus (Rotifera): An example of interaction between fundamental and applied research; M. Yufera. Index.