Exploring the phenotypic plasticity of standard metabolic rate and its inter-individual consistency in the hermit crab Calcinus californiensis

@inproceedings{Alcaraz2012ExploringTP,
  title={Exploring the phenotypic plasticity of standard metabolic rate and its inter-individual consistency in the hermit crab Calcinus californiensis},
  author={Guillermina Alcaraz and Karla Kruesi},
  year={2012}
}
  • Guillermina Alcaraz, Karla Kruesi
  • Published 2012
  • Biology
  • Abstract The standard metabolic rate (SMR) is a central aspect in bioenergetics closely related to fitness, where consistent differences in the SMR may account for differences in an individual's performance. The SMR can be a plastic trait, where the metabolic depression can be advantageous under unfavourable conditions. The SMR of the hermit crab Calcinus californiensis occupying intact and broken shells in the wild were compared. Subsequently, a shell-swapping experiment and repeated measures… CONTINUE READING

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