Table 1

Rotifer samples used in the study
Species Taxonomy (Order/Family) Sample location Collector/ Publication Date collected/ time propagated in lab Habitat
Machrotrachela quadricornifera Milne, 1886 Bdelloidea Philodinidae Fontaneto d’Agogna, Italy 45.6306, 8.4536 Diego Fontaneto 05-03-2006 3 months, to a population of ~100 individuals Submerged moss in a stream, running water.
Philodina flaviceps Bryce, 1906 Bdelloidea Philodinidae Fontaneto d’Agogna, Italy 45.6260, 8.4432 Diego Fontaneto 01-05-2005 3 months, to a population of ~100 individuals Stream, running water.
Adineta vaga Davis, 1873 Bdelloidea Adinetidae Bergen, Norway 60.3955, 5.3513 Timothy Barraclough 06-2004 3 months, to a population of ~100 individuals Sphagnum in pond.
Adineta ricciae Segers & Shiel, 2005 Bdelloidea Adinetidae Ryan’s billabong, Victoria, Australia Segers and Shiel 2005 26-06-1998 Dry pond (billabong).
clonal population propagated for years
−36.1086, 146.9777
Brachionus plicatilis Muller, 1786 Monogononta Brachionidae Lab strain NH1L Suga et al. 2007 Hagiwara et al. 1993 in Suga et al. 2007 Seawater
Brachionus quadridentatus Hermann, 1783 Monogononta Brachionidae Japanese pond, Silwood Park, UK Diego Fontaneto 30-05-2007 Plankton
DNA extracted from a single animal
51.4074, -0.6405
Brachionus urceolaris Muller, 1773 Monogononta Brachionidae Japanese pond, Silwood Park, UK Diego Fontaneto 30-05-2007 Plankton
DNA extracted from a single animal
51.4074, -0.6405
Synchaeta pectinata Ehrenberg, 1832 Monogononta Synchaetidae Japanese pond, Silwood Park, UK Diego Fontaneto 30-05-2007 Plankton
DNA extracted from a single animal
51.4074, -0.6405

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Eyres et al. BMC Evolutionary Biology 2012 12:148   doi:10.1186/1471-2148-12-148

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