Biodiversity of rotifers in selected centres of Cochin backwater system Kerala

Varghese, Molly and Krishnan, L (2008) Biodiversity of rotifers in selected centres of Cochin backwater system Kerala. In: Glimpses of Aquatic Biodiversity- Rajiv Gandhi Chair Special Publication No. 7. Natarajan, P and Jayachandran, K V and Kannaiyan, S and Ambat, Babu and Augustine, Arun,(eds.) CUSAT, Kochi, pp. 193-204.

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Rotifers are considered to be an excellent and indispensable live feed for larvae of many finfishes and crustaceans, lt(1960) was the first to culture the rotifer, Brachionus plicatilis for feeding marine fish larvae, and now it is being extensively used as live feed in hatcheries all over the world.Their slow swimming habits, ability to tolerate a wide range of salinities, parthenogenetic mode of reproduction and ability to get enriched easily, make rotifers an ideal live feed organism. As aquaculture sector is fast growing and is gaining more importance as the fish landings and supply are getting irregular, the role of rotifers is all the more important

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:Biodiversity; rotifers; Cochin backwater
Subjects:Marine Biology > Zooplanktons
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Fishery Environment
ID Code:4685
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Deposited On:30 Oct 2010 11:38
Last Modified:25 Nov 2010 12:53

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