Ontogenetic shift in host tolerance controls initiation of a cleaning symbiosis

@inproceedings{Skelton2014OntogeneticSI,
  title={Ontogenetic shift in host tolerance controls initiation of a cleaning symbiosis},
  author={James Skelton and Robert Creed and Bryan L Brown},
  year={2014}
}
When the interests of mutualists are not perfectly aligned, control mechanisms that modulate interactions can maintain mutually benefi cial outcomes and stabilize mutualisms over evolutionary time. However, the costs and benefi ts of symbiosis often change with ontogeny and whether control mechanisms are adjusted to refl ect ontogenetic changes is largely unknown. We examined the recently described cleaning symbiosis between crayfi sh Cambarus chaugaensis and ectosymbiotic annelids… CONTINUE READING

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