Some ideas about the role of lipids in the life cycle of Calanus finmarchicus

Xabier Irigoyen*

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Abstract

A conceptual model of the possible role of lipids in the life cycle of Calanus finmarchicus is proposed. Lipid storage could play a key role at various levels: (i) by triggering diapause through variations in cholesterol and fatty acid derived hormone levels; (ii) by determining the overwintering depth in relation to the connective mixed layer; and (iii) by playing an important role in the population adaptation to the hydrological conditions of the basin. A number of ways to test the validity of the proposed hypotheses are proposed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)259-263
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Plankton Research
Volume26
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Aquatic Science
  • Ecology

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