Predator-Induced Larval Cloning in the Sand Dollar Dendraster excentricus: Might Mothers Matter?

@article{Vaughn2009PredatorInducedLC,
  title={Predator-Induced Larval Cloning in the Sand Dollar Dendraster excentricus: Might Mothers Matter?},
  author={D. Vaughn},
  journal={The Biological Bulletin},
  year={2009},
  volume={217},
  pages={103 - 114}
}
  • D. Vaughn
  • Published 2009
  • Biology, Medicine
  • The Biological Bulletin
  • Predator-induced cloning in echinoid larvae, with reduced size a consequence of cloning, is a dramatic modification of development and a novel response to risks associated with prolonged planktonic development. Recent laboratory studies demonstrate that exposure to stimuli from predators (i.e., fish mucus) induces cloning in the pluteus larvae (plutei) of Dendraster excentricus. However, the timing and incidence of cloning and size reduction of unrelated conspecific plutei differed across… CONTINUE READING
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