Gut clearance rate constant, temperature and initial gut contents: A review

Xabier Irigoien*

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The influence of temperature (T) and initial gut contents on estimates of copepod gut clearance rate constant (GCRC) is reviewed from literature data. Previous results on the relationship between temperature and GCRC are confirmed, and the inclusion of initial gut contents did not increase the significance of the model. Nevertheless, a significant difference was found between the experiments performed with pre-fed animals and animals from the environment. A high percentage of variability remains unexplained, but part of this is likely to be due to experimental error and differences in the methods used.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)997-1003
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Plankton Research
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1998
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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