The Production of Monospecific Antisera to Soft-Bottom Benthic Taxa

  • Eugene D. Gallagher
  • Peter A. Jumars
  • Gary L. Taghon
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes on Coastal and Estuarine Studies book series (COASTAL, volume 25)


In 1979 we began field tests of the hypothesis that predation on larvae and juveniles controls benthic community structure and dynamics. We picked an easily accessible intertidal community of low diversity, the Skagit flats in northern Puget Sound, for our experiments (Gallagher et al., 1983). We also developed serological methods to document and quantify predation on larvae and juveniles. In this paper we will describe the methods used to produce monospecific antisera to soft-bottom benthic taxa.


Serological Assay Harpacticoid Copepod Benthic Community Structure Antigen Extract Antigen Solution 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eugene D. Gallagher
    • 1
  • Peter A. Jumars
    • 2
  • Gary L. Taghon
    • 3
  1. 1.Environmental Sciences ProgramUniversity of Massachusetts, BostonBostonUSA
  2. 2.School of Oceanography WB-10University of WashingtonSeattleUSA
  3. 3.Oregon State UniversityMarine Science CenterNewportUSA

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