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Variation in the dispersal potential of non-feeding invertebrate larvae: The desperate larva hypothesis and larval size
For many species of marine invertebrates, variability in larval settlement behaviour appears to be the rule rather than the exception. This variability has the potential to affect larval dispersal,Expand
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Ecological and Evolutionary Consequences of Linked Life-History Stages in the Sea
Naturalists and scientists have been captivated by the diversity of marine larval forms since they were discovered following the advent of the microscope. Because they often bear little resemblanceExpand
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The relative energetic costs of the larval period, larval swimming and metamorphosis for the ascidian Diplosoma listerianum
Variation in larval quality has been shown to strongly affect the post-metamorphic performance of a wide range of marine invertebrate species. Extending the larval period of non-feeding larvaeExpand
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Relatedness affects the density, distribution and phenotype of colonisers in four sessile marine invertebrates
Genetic diversity has emerged as an important source of variation in the ecological properties of populations, but there are few studies of genetic diversity effects on colonisation processes. ThisExpand
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Latitudinal variability in spatial genetic structure in the invasive ascidian, Styela plicata
Increases in temperature can shorten planktonic larval durations, so that higher temperatures may reduce dispersal distances for many marine animals. To test this prediction, we first quantified howExpand
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Settlement and Recruitment
The algae and invertebrates living on marine hard substrata cover an enormous variety of life forms and life histories. However, one common theme displayed in benthic algae and in the majority ofExpand
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Recent advances in skeletal-muscle-based gene therapy.
Gene transfer into skeletal muscle holds promise for the treatment of a variety of serum protein deficiencies, muscular dystrophies, and chronic ischemic limb syndromes. The past two years have seenExpand
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Minimal increase in genetic diversity enhances predation resistance
The importance of species diversity to emergent, ecological properties of communities is increasingly appreciated, but the importance of within‐species genetic diversity for analogous emergentExpand
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Developmental cost theory predicts thermal environment and vulnerability to global warming
Metazoans must develop from zygotes to feeding organisms. In doing so, developing offspring consume up to 60% of the energy provided by their parent. The cost of development depends on two rates:Expand
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