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The development and growth of Calanus copepodites
Harris, J.R.W. (1983). The development and growth of Calanus copepodites. Limnol. Oceanogr. 28(1): 142-147
In: Limnology and Oceanography. American Society of Limnology and Oceanography: Waco, Tex., etc.. ISSN 0024-3590, more
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Keywords
    Biological development; Growth; Mathematical models; Calanus pacificus Brodsky, 1948 [WoRMS]; Marine

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  • Harris, J.R.W.

Abstract
    A two-compartment model of developing calanoid copepods is proposed. One compartment is tentatively identified with the oil sac of copepodites and determines the rate of growth of the other. The developmental stage of the copepod is taken to be a measure of the second compartment. Parameter values are estimated for copepodites of Calanus pacificus using existing data. Respiration appears to be directly proportional to the estimated size of the second compartment.

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