EFFECTS OF MATERNAL AND LARVAL NUTRITION ON GROWTH AND FORM OF PLANKTOTROPHIC LARVAE

@article{Bertram1998EFFECTSOM,
  title={EFFECTS OF MATERNAL AND LARVAL NUTRITION ON GROWTH AND FORM OF PLANKTOTROPHIC LARVAE},
  author={Douglas F. Bertram and Richard R. Strathmann},
  journal={Ecology},
  year={1998},
  volume={79},
  pages={315-327}
}
Maternal nutritional stress lowers the organic content of eggs and slows the initial growth of larvae of sea urchins and bivalves. Also, larval nutritional stress changes the form and developmental sequence of larvae as an adjustment to scarce food. If effects of nutrient supplies in eggs were like those of nutrient supplies in planktonic food, then maternal nutrition would affect larval form and developmental plasticity in the same way as larval nutrition. We used natural variation in maternal… 

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