Aquaculture, Ecology, Gerontology, and Ecotoxicology

  • Atsushi Hagiwara
  • Tatsuki Yoshinaga

Part of the Fisheries Science Series book series (FISHSS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Taxonomy and Population Genetics

  3. Live Food

  4. Model Organism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. Claus-Peter Stelzer
      Pages 89-109
    3. Gen Kaneko, Tatsuki Yoshinaga
      Pages 111-128
    4. Terry W. Snell, Helen S. Marcial
      Pages 129-147
    5. Eun-Ji Won, Jeonghoon Han, Duck-Hyun Kim, Hans-U. Dahms, Jae-Seong Lee
      Pages 149-176
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 177-180

About this book


This book highlights the latest advances in rotifer studies in various fields including aquaculture, ecology, gerontology and ecotoxicology. The genus Brachionus are an indispensable type of zooplankton, having served as an initial live food for marine larval rearing since the 1960s. Their mass culture techniques have been intensively studied, and some essential achievements have been made – regarding high density culture, employment of valuable dietary algae, automated culture systems, and effective production of resting eggs.  These have in turn supported stable and efficient aquatic seedling production for numerous important marine fish species including flounder, sea bream, and bluefin tuna.  Further, this group is considered to be a suitable model for studying various aspects in ecology.  A series of aquaculture and basic science studies have significantly advanced our understanding of the life history evolution. The studies in these two fields are closely linked, and provide readers with comprehensive information on how rotifers are now being employed in biological investigations.


Aquaculture Biology Brachionus plicatilis Live food Model organism Rotifers

Editors and affiliations

  • Atsushi Hagiwara
    • 1
  • Tatsuki Yoshinaga
    • 2
  1. 1.Graduate School of Fisheries and Environmental SciencesNagasaki UniversityNagasakiJapan
  2. 2.School of Marine BiosciencesKitasato UniversitySagamiharaJapan

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