Predictions & Data for this entry

Model: std climate: A, B, C, D migrate:
COMPLETE = 2.5 ecozone: TH, TA, TN, TP food: biPp
MRE = 0.288 habitat: 0iFl, 0iFp, 0iFm gender: D
SMSE = 0.407 embryo: Fp reprod: Apf

Zero-variate data
ab 1 0.8487 (0.1513)dage at birthAlveAlfr2006
ap1.9 2.181 (0.1479)dage at pubertyAlveAlfr2006
am 11 11 (5.656e-05)dlife spanAlveAlfr2006
Wwb3.8e-07 1.094e-07 (0.7122)gwet weight at birthAlveAlfr2006
Wwp2.2e-06 1.833e-07 (0.9167)gwet weight at pubertyAlveAlfr2006
Wwi2.8e-06 3.565e-06 (0.2733)gultimate wet weightAlveAlfr2006
Ri4.528 4.162 (0.08086)#/dmaximum reprod rateAlveAlfr2006
JCi 40 39.86 (0.003469)ng C/dCO2 fluxAlveAlfr2006
JXi0.72 0.293 (0.593)mug/ddry Nannochloropsis oculataAlveAlfr2006
K0.0048 0.0048 (0.0001018)g/l half saturation coefficientAlveAlfr2006
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalBrachionus plicatilisUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.02445cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.2818-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 349.9J/^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0021/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.8124-growth efficiency


  • Rotifers have a fixed number of cells (some 1000), which does not increase after birth. (ref: Wiki_Roti)


  • no growth after 2 d at 25 C
  • no reproduction after 9.5 d at 20 C
  • CO2 production includes assimilation contributions
  • Growth is mostly by (fast) uptake of water, meaning that p_M is unrealistically high
  • weights of several pseudodata points were decreased


Bibtex file with references for this entry

Bas Kooijman, 2011/10/11 (last modified by Dina Lika 2015/05/22)

accepted: 2015/09/14

refer to this entry as: AmP Brachionus plicatilis version 2015/09/14