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MAN AS AN AGENT OF CRUSTACEAN PASSIVE DISPERSAL VIA USEFUL PLANTS-EXEMPLIFIED BY OSTRACODA OSPITI ESTERI OF THE ITALIAN RICEFIELDS ECOSYSTEM-AND IMPLICATIONS ARISING THEREFROM

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ABSTRACT The eggs of many crustaceans are minute and resistant to desiccation. These properties favour their accidental dispersal and parthenogenesis ensures survival in the newly occupied niches. Agencies by which such dispersal is achieved have been long ensconced in the literature. The role of man as an agent of crustacean dispersal via the spread of useful plants, however, has been relatively neglected hitherto but the example provided by ostracode ospiti esteri of the Italian ricefields ecosystem indicates that this neglect is unwarranted. Italian historical and archaeobotanical records concerning the introductions of numerous other useful plants make it obvious that the dispersal potential of this agency cannot be restricted to rice only. When modem Ostracoda assemblages from Europe are compared against fossil ones, their dissimilarity suggests a high proportion of introduced species in the modern biota. The implications of this are discussed.

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2016-12-05

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