The ecological role of chemical stimuli for the zooplankton: predator-induced morphology in Daphnia

@article{Dodson1989TheER,
  title={The ecological role of chemical stimuli for the zooplankton: predator-induced morphology in Daphnia},
  author={Stanley I. Dodson},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={1989},
  volume={78},
  pages={361-367}
}
Numerous adaptive predator-induced responses occurred when eight clones representing seven Daphnia (Crustacea: Cladocera) species were tested against three common predators: fourth instar larval phantom midge Chaoborus americanus, adult backswimmer Notonecta undulata, and small sunfish Lepomis macrochirus. The predators were confined within small mesh bags, suggesting that the signal for induction is chemical. The induced responses included longer tail spines, longer heads, smaller bodies… CONTINUE READING