American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of various small, mostly freshwater crustaceans of the order Cladocera, which includes the water fleas.
- adj. Of or belonging to the order Cladocera.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of the Cladocera.
- Cladocera + -an (Wiktionary)
- From New Latin Cladocera, order name : Greek klados, branch + Greek keras, horn; see ker-1 in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“For example, in the freshwater cladoceran Daphnia spp., growth rates are correlated with the concentration of eicosapentaenoic acid in the water column .”
“Likewise, diatom and cladoceran evidence suggest dry warm summers during the period dominated by pine (~7,000 – 3,500 years BP).”
“Functional ecology and palaeolimnology: using cladoceran remains to reconstruct anthropogenic impact.”
“In the European Arctic, combined evidence from oxygen isotope and pollen-inferred precipitation records, cladoceran-inferred lake levels, diatom-inferred lake-water ionic strength, and elemental flux records of erosion intensity into lakes, all suggest more oceanic conditions in the region during the early part of the Holocene than today, with a shift towards drier conditions between approximately 6,000 and 4,500 years BP .”
“The very dry period corresponding to shifts from birch to pine corresponds to increasing frequency of diatom and cladoceran taxa indicating lake-level reduction and vegetation overgrowth of numerous lakes .”
“Daphnia retrocurva, a common cladoceran in the Great Lakes of North America, has a rounded head from fall to early spring.”
“One of the most obvious features of a cladoceran is its single, large compound eye.”
“Under high P: Si ratios, the increased time between phytoplankton and cladoceran peaks opened a loophole for filamentous cyanobacteria (Oscillatoriales) in warm years to establish dominance after the diatoms, which are silicate limited.”
“Overall, the cladoceran, D. pulex has a wide range of CYPs with the same clans as insects and nematodes, but with distinct changes in the size and composition of each clan.”
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