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Animal constituent of plankton; mainly small crustaceans and fish larvae.

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The Himalayan Snowcock in Nevada

... JorgeLobo's contention that they've "been credited with...subsequent increase in fish populations." Juvenile fishes need the phyto- and zooplankton that the mussels consume. If I am not mistaken, I believe that these mussles have been "credited" with reducing the walleye populations ...

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by thoffnagle
Tue Jun 11, 2013 4:07 pm
Forum: Ecology
Topic: The Himalayan Snowcock in Nevada
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Help with Biology Question

... me and my colleagues with the research in Vancouver Lake, and you found that the Lake has a large population of a particular copepod (a kind of zooplankton) that looks very similar to, but not completely identical to, a copepod species commonly found in the Columbia River near the Port of Vancouver. ...

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by killian07
Sun Dec 11, 2011 9:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help with Biology Question
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human genes

Human genome has about 23,000 genes. As JackBean said, viruses have the least number of genes in their genomes. And the one with most genes is a zooplankton, Daphnia pulex, with 31,000 genes; according to this news: http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-02-crustacean-genome-sequenced.html. The record ...

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by DRT23
Sun Feb 27, 2011 2:42 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: human genes
Replies: 5
Views: 3348

Experiments using formalin

Hi, I was wondering if anyone here uses formalin in their experiments? I use formalin to preserve samples (I collect zooplankton samples) and consequently, a lot of my equipment (e.g. forceps) is contaminated with formalin. Now I hear that formalin is very difficult to wash out, ...

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by Fenrir
Thu Apr 08, 2010 2:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Experiments using formalin
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Views: 991

Do all cells have the ability to perform photosynthesis?

... in the water(although an Euglena uses its flagellum and is still included in plankton). You cannot use it a systematic term. Plankton includes zooplankton and phytoplankton. The requirement for something to be classified as phytoplankton is that it carries out photosynthesis, but saying that ...

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by MrMistery
Sat May 17, 2008 8:37 am
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Do all cells have the ability to perform photosynthesis?
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