Culture of a Planktonic Calanoid Copepod through Multiple Generations

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Science  25 Feb 1966:
Vol. 151, Issue 3713, pp. 996-998
DOI: 10.1126/science.151.3713.996


Acartia tonsa has been propagated through 12 filial generations during 1 year in small laboratory cultures. The mean generation time was 25 days at 17°C on a slightly suboptimum, mixed algal diet. Body size, reproductive capacity, and generation time were unchanged during the culture period.