Daphnia mitsukuri Ishikawa, 1896



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Original scientific description:

Ishikawa, C. (1896). Phyllopod Crustacea of Japan. (VIII) Daphnia mitsukuri, n. sp. Zool Mag 8: 55-57.


Other references:

Gu, Lei et al. (2020). Daphnia mitsukuri traits responding to predation cues alter its population dynamics. Ecological Indicators 117: 106587.

Gu, Lei et al. (2021). Predator-induced allometric changes in the tail spine length of Daphnia: a distinct resource allocation strategy. Journal of Plankton Research 43(6): 884-893.

Kotov, A. A., Ishida, S. and Taylor, D. J. (2006). A new species in the Daphnia curvirostris (Crustacea: Cladocera) complex from the eastern Palearctic with molecular phylogenetic evidence for the independent origin of neckteeth. Journal of Plankton Research 28(11): 1067-1079.

Lu, Na et al. (2021). Toxic Microcystis aeruginosa alters the resource allocation in Daphnia mitsukuri responding to fish predation cues. Environmental Pollution 278: 116918.

Maruoka, Natsumi et al. (2018). Rediscovery after Almost 120 Years: Morphological and Genetic Evidence Supporting the Validity of Daphnia mitsukuri (Crustacea: Cladocera). Zoological Science 35(5): 468-475.

Maruoka, Natsumi and Urabe, Jotaro. (2020). Competitive abilities and distribution ranges of four asexual Daphnia pulex lineages and Daphnia mitsukuri in Eurasian continental islands. Population Ecology 62(3): 353-363.

Zhang, Xiuping, Blair, D., Wolinska, J., Ma, X., Yang, W., Hu, W. and Yin, M. (2021). Genomic regions associated with adaptation to predation in Daphnia often include members of expanded gene families. Proc. R. Soc. B288: 20210803.


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