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The Indian species of the genus Brachionus (Eurotatoria: Monogononta: Brachionidae)

  • B. K. Sharma
Conference paper
Part of the Developments in Hydrobiology book series (DIHY, volume 14)

Abstract

The different species and infraspecific categories of the genus Brachionus, so far reported or described from India, are reviewed. Their distribution and taxonomic validity are discussed. Remarks are made on the ecology and epizoic nature of various species.

Keywords

rotifers Brachionus India biogeography 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. K. Sharma
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  1. 1.Department of ZoologyNorth-Eastern Hill UniversityIndia

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