Larval experience and latent effects--metamorphosis is not a new beginning.

  title={Larval experience and latent effects--metamorphosis is not a new beginning.},
  author={Jan a. Pechenik},
  journal={Integrative and comparative biology},
  volume={46 3},
For many years ecologists have documented the remarkable within-species variation inherent in natural systems-for example, variability in juvenile growth rates, mortality rates, fecundities, time to reproductive maturity, the outcomes of competitive interactions, and tolerance to pollutants. Over the past 20 years, it has become increasingly apparent that at least some of this variation may reflect differences in embryonic or larval experiences. Such experiences may include delayed… CONTINUE READING
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