The contribution of individual and maternal experience in shaping Daphnia life history

@article{Mikulski2016TheCO,
  title={The contribution of individual and maternal experience in shaping Daphnia life history},
  author={Andrzej T. Mikulski and Joanna Pijanowska},
  journal={Hydrobiologia},
  year={2016},
  volume={788},
  pages={55-63}
}
Maternal effects are among the key mechanisms generating phenotypic diversity in natural populations, but no general explanation has been found for why maternal effects are involved in shaping some, but not all, phenotypic traits. We investigated experimentally the relative importance of maternal and own risk perception in multi-trait response of a small planktonic crustacean Daphnia magna to the presence of fish. It appears that maternal effect is involved in shaping some key traits relating… CONTINUE READING
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