Aquatic Ecology

, Volume 37, Issue 3, pp 237–242

Growth and potential photosynthesis of cyanobacteria are stimulated by viable gut passage in crucian carp


DOI: 10.1023/A:1025801326088

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Kolmakov, V.I. & Gladyshev, M.I. Aquatic Ecology (2003) 37: 237. doi:10.1023/A:1025801326088


Growth and potential photosynthetic activity of phytoplankton passed through intestine of crucian carp (Carassius auratus) from a small Siberian reservoir were compared with those of phytoplankton taken the directly from the reservoir. The dominant phytoplankton species in the reservoir, Microcystis aeruginosa, showed a significant increase of growth after the passage. Subdominant Planktothrix agardhii also showed an increase in growth rate, while subdominants Anabaena flos-aquae and Aphanizomenon flos-aquae were not stimulated by the gut passage.

Carassius auratusCyanobacteriaGut passage

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Krasnoyarsk State UniversityKrasnoyarskRussia
  2. 2.AkademgorodokInstitute of Biophysics of Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of SciencesKrasnoyarskRussia