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Life & Environmental Sciences
Populations of the rotifer, Brachionus, plicatilis. were cultured in medium containing various concentrations (2, 5, 10, and 20 gl-1) of NaCl. Comparisons of the life history characteristics show that the media containing 2, 5, and 10 gl-1 of NaCl sustain positive population growth; the media containing 10 gl-1 of NaCl has the highest levels of survivorship and reproduction. The medium containing 2 gl-1 of NaCl is inadequate for sustaining a population of Brachionus plicatilis indefinitely.
McCormack, Maureen, "The Effects Of Varying NaCl Concentrations On The Cultures Of The Rotifer, Brachionus plicatilis" (1986). Life and Environmental Sciences Undergraduate Theses. 375.