Does female RNA content reflect viable egg production in copepods?: A test with the Baltic copepod Acartia tonsa
2011 (English)In: Journal of Plankton Research, ISSN 0142-7873, E-ISSN 1464-3774, Vol. 33, no 9, 1460-1463 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Biomarkers are very useful for in situ assessments of zooplankton growth. In particular, RNA-based methods have been developed to estimate egg production in copepods. However, RNA-growth relationships can potentially depend on a variety of factors, such as egg quality. This study shows that in Acartia tonsa, female RNA-content reflects egg production irrespective of egg viability, implying that this growth proxy is not applicable for recruitment studies if the proportion of viable eggs fluctuates widely.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. Vol. 33, no 9, 1460-1463 p.
RNA, egg viability, biomarker, copepods, nucleic acids, egg production, Acartia, tonsa
Research subject Marine Ecology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-68026DOI: 10.1093/plankt/fbr043ISI: 000293634400012OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-68026DiVA: diva2:471849
authorCount :42012-01-032012-01-022012-10-31Bibliographically approved