Do brominated natural products defend marine worms from consumers? Some do, most don't

@article{Kicklighter2004DoBN,
  title={Do brominated natural products defend marine worms from consumers? Some do, most don't},
  author={C. Kicklighter and J. Kubanek and M. Hay},
  journal={Limnology and Oceanography},
  year={2004},
  volume={49},
  pages={430-441}
}
  • C. Kicklighter, J. Kubanek, M. Hay
  • Published 2004
  • Biology
  • Limnology and Oceanography
  • Worms and other marine invertebrates living in soft sediments commonly produce brominated natural products that have been hypothesized to function as defenses against consumers, but this hypothesis has not been tested directly. When 16 species of worms from a Georgia mud flat were fed to two sympatric fishes (Fundulus heteroclitus, Leiostomus xanthurus) and a crab (Callinectes similis), 15 species (94%) were palatable to all three predators. Only the hemichordate Saccoglossus kowalevskii was… CONTINUE READING
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