Defense of Ascidians and Their Conspicuous Larvae: Adult vs. Larval Chemical Defensesi

@inproceedings{Lindquist2002DefenseOA,
  title={Defense of Ascidians and Their Conspicuous Larvae: Adult vs. Larval Chemical Defensesi},
  author={Niels Lindquist and William Fenical},
  year={2002}
}
Previous investigations, focused primarily on vertebrates, have noted substantial losses of eggs and embryos to predators and questioned why selection has not more commonly resulted in the evolution of chemically defended eggs or embryos. Hypotheses regarding the apparent rarity of such defenses have emphasized the potential incompatibility of actively developing tissues and toxic metabolites. Alternatively, this apparent pattern could be an artifact of our greater knowledge of vertebrates… CONTINUE READING

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