|The rotifer fauna of the river Loire (France) at the level of the nuclear power plants|
|Lair, N. (1980). The rotifer fauna of the river Loire (France) at the level of the nuclear power plants. Hydrobiologia 73(1-3): 153-160|
|In: Hydrobiologia. Springer: Berlin. ISSN 0018-8158, more|
In the heated affluents of nuclear power plants of the river Loire, rotifers are abundant. Cosmopolitan species are numericallydominant, but a tropical fauna is also present, among which the genus Brachionus, representing 20% of the total species, is best represented. From a comparison between water upstream and downstream of the power plants, it further appears that in downstream warmed-up waters, some species show an important development, but not in colder upstream waters.