Cyclomorphosis

cyclomorphosis

[‚sī·klō′mȯr·fə·səs]
(ecology)
Cyclic recurrent polymorphism in certain planktonic fauna in response to seasonal temperature or salinity changes.

Cyclomorphosis

 

the succession of different generations of individuals of the same species caused by seasonal differences in living conditions. Cyclomorphosis is studied chiefly with reference to seasonal changes in the parthenogenetic generations of rotifers.

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Rotifer population in a Southeast Texas oxbow lake with empahsis on cyclomorphosis of Keratella cochlearis.