Environmental Science and Pollution Research

, Volume 25, Issue 30, pp 30696–30707 | Cite as

Effects of Microcystis aeruginosa on the life history traits and SOD activity of Daphnia similoides sinensis

  • Shuixiu Peng
  • Daogui DengEmail author
  • Ping He
  • Xiaoxue Xu
  • Chenchen Zhang
  • Jie Cao
  • Qi Liu
  • Tingting Zhang
Research Article


With water eutrophication and global warming, cyanobacteria blooms have occurred frequently, and the interaction between M. aeruginosa and Daphnia has been widely paid attention by researchers. However, the effects of toxic M. aeruginosa on the SOD activity of Daphnia are poorly known. Six D. similoides sinensis clones collected from Lake Junshan and the offspring of two clones were employed. The effects of toxic M. aeruginosa on the life history traits and SOD activities of D. similoides sinensis in the mother and their offspring were studied. Toxic M. aeruginosa could significantly inhibit the life history traits (e.g., body lengths, offspring numbers at first reproduction, cumulative offspring numbers, and the intrinsic rate of population) and induce higher SOD activities of D. similoides sinensis. Compared with the mother, the effects of toxic M. aeruginosa on the life history traits and SOD activities of D. similoides sinensis in the offspring showed obvious differences. Moreover, the adaptability of the offspring to M. aeruginosa indicated also the differences between two clones. Our results suggested that the mother exposed to toxic M. aeruginosa could enhance the fitness of their offspring to Microcystis by maternal effect and was also affected by the D. similoides sinensis genotypes.


Daphnia similoides sinensis Microcystis aeruginosa SOD Life history traits Maternal effect Clone 



This program was financially supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 31370470; 31870451).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Life Science, Anhui Key Laboratory of Resource and Plant BiologyHuaibei Normal UniversityHuaibeiChina

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