Predator-induced defenses differ between sympatric Mytilus edulis and M . trossulus

@inproceedings{Lowen2013PredatorinducedDD,
  title={Predator-induced defenses differ between sympatric Mytilus edulis and M . trossulus},
  author={Jeremy Lowen and David J. Innes and Raymond J. Thompson},
  year={2013}
}
This is the first study to compare defenses to predation in closely related species of Mytilus and draws attention to the role of predation in determining their distribution, abundance and co-existence. We experimentally determined whether 2 blue mussel species, Mytilus edulis and M. trossulus, that co-exist within a hybrid zone in Newfoundland, Canada, differ in their predator-induced responses. Both species recognized cues from predators, although the magnitude of the responses to these cues… CONTINUE READING

From This Paper

Figures, tables, results, connections, and topics extracted from this paper.
4 Extracted Citations
38 Extracted References
Similar Papers

Referenced Papers

Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 38 references

The use of byssus threads by Mytilus edulis as an active defense against Nucella lapillus

  • AS Freeman
  • J Mar Biol Assoc UK
  • 2007
Highly Influential
6 Excerpts

Phenotypical improvement of morphological defenses in the mussel M . edulis induced by exposure to the predator Asterias rubens

  • O Reimer, M Tedengren
  • Oikos
  • 1996
Highly Influential
3 Excerpts

Predator - induced morphological defenses as by - products of prey behaviour : a review and prospectus

  • A Caro, JC Castilla
  • Oikos
  • 2012

Effects of dietary protein source and amount on shell morphology of juvenile abalone Haliotis iris

  • AM Turner, RJ Bernot, CM Boes
  • J Fish Aquat Sci
  • 2011

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…