Rotifers-Brachionus plicatilis carrying many eggs-Dr. G. HOTOS Lab, Greece


When conditions of culture are good the egg productivity of B. plicatilis increases. This is reflected in the “bunch” of eggs that carries. The more the eggs the higher the vitality and fertility of rotifers. Through many various cultures in my lab I recorded the rotifers (fed on the microalga Asteromonas gracilis) having produced from 1 to 10 eggs each time.

Dr. George N. Hotos. Plankton Culture Laboratory
Department of Fisheries & Aquaculture Technology
Technological Educational Institute (T.E.I.) of W. Greece
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