, Volume 313, Issue 1, pp 373–375

Desiccation survival of the eggs of the rotifer Adleta vaga (Davis, 1873)

  • Aydin Örstan

DOI: 10.1007/BF00025972

Cite this article as:
Örstan, A. Hydrobiologia (1995) 313: 373. doi:10.1007/BF00025972


Age at the time of drying affects the desiccation survival of the embryos of the bdelloid rotifer Adineta vaga. Although the embryos younger than 24 hours do not survive desiccation, up to 71% and 6% of the embryos at least 45 hours old survive desiccation for 2 and 10 days, respectively.

Key words

bdelloid rotifersanhydrobiosisparthenogenesis

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Aydin Örstan
    • 1
  1. 1.GermantownUSA