The cost of predator-induced morphological defense in rotifers: experimental studies and synthesis

@article{Gilbert2013TheCO,
  title={The cost of predator-induced morphological defense in rotifers: experimental studies and synthesis},
  author={J. J. Gilbert},
  journal={Journal of Plankton Research},
  year={2013},
  volume={35},
  pages={461-472}
}
In many small planktonic rotifers, predator kairomones induce the development of longer spines, which can provide effective post-contact defense against the predators. This review briefly discusses potential trade-offs associated with pronounced spine development, focuses on an evaluation and synthesis of experimental work comparing the reproductive potential of basic (non-induced) and Asplanchnainduced morphs and suggests areas for future research. To date, the only convincing evidence for an… Expand
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