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Publication Title:   Lignin and fiber content of FPOM generated by the shredders Tipula abdominalis (Diptera: Tipulidae) and Tallaperla cornelia (Needham & Smith) (Plecoptera: Peltoperlidae)

Year:  1986     Status:  Published     Publication Type:  Journal Article

H. J. Andrews Publication Number:  2189

Citation:  Ward, G. Milton; Woods, D. R. 1986. Lignin and fiber content of FPOM generated by the shredders Tipula abdominalis (Diptera: Tipulidae) and Tallaperla cornelia (Needham & Smith) (Plecoptera: Peltoperlidae). Archiv für Hydrobiologie. 107(4): 545-562.

Online PDF:  http://andrewsforest.oregonstate.edu/pubs/pdf/pub2189.pdf

Abstract:  Lignin and fiber content of FPOM generated by the shredders Tipula abdominalisand Tallaperla cornelia from 6 leaf types was compared with the initial content in wholeleaves. Results indicated that the lignin and fiber content in FPOM from T abdominaliswas little changed from that in whole leaves. In contrast, FPOM generated by T. corneliacontained an average 30 % less lignin and 50-67 % cellulose than did whole leaves. Thisdifference was attributed to selective feeding by T cornelia on cuticle, epidermal andmesophyll tissues, and to a more extensive maceration of leaf tissue.

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Ward ,  G.   Milton
Woods ,  D.   R.


Theme
Aquatic ecosystems
Aquatic invertebrates
Detritus
Stream detritus

Taxa
Tallaperla cornelia
Tallaperla