Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

A Study of the Nutrition of Caenorhabditis Briggsae (Rhabditidae) Fed On 14C and 32P-Labelled Bacteria

No metrics data to plot.
The attempt to load metrics for this article has failed.
The attempt to plot a graph for these metrics has failed.
The full text of this article is not currently available.

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this article

+ Tax (if applicable)
Add to Favorites
You must be logged in to use this functionality

image of Nematologica
For more content, see Nematology.

Cultures of Caenorhabditi.r briggsae were fed on Escherichia coli pre-labelled with 14C or 32P. Budgets were constructed to show what proportions of the digested 14C or 32P were retained by the nematode, excreted and, with 14C, respired. A substantial part of the digested C and P appear as soluble metabolites in the medium. Data are also presented on the distribution of 14C and 32P in major tissue fractions of the nematode, and on the rate of loss of radioactivity from nematodes in culture. The percentage of 14C from digested E. coli retained within the nematodes' tissue varied with the substrate used to label E. coli from 17% to 51%. It is suggested that the percentage retained when feeding on E. coli labelled with [14C]NaHCO3, about 20%, in the experiments reported may be a useful criterion in studies of the ecological energetics of bacteria-feeding animals.

Affiliations: 1: Department of Zoology, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia


Full text loading...


Data & Media loading...

Article metrics loading...



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Subscribe to ToC alert
  • Get permissions
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    Nematologica — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation