Photoprotection by carotenoid pigments in the copepod Diaptomus nevadensis
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Hairston, Nelson G., Jr.
Individuals of the copepod Diaptomus nevadensis that contain high concentrations of carotenoids survive significantly better in natural intensities of visible light than less pigmented copepods. Vertical migration and behavior in light of different wave lengths are related to the degree of pigmentation.
National Academy of Sciences
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Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA (1976) 73:971-974.