Turning the game around: toxicity in a nudibranch-sponge predator–prey association

@article{Cruz2011TurningTG,
  title={Turning the game around: toxicity in a nudibranch-sponge predator–prey association},
  author={Jo{\~a}o Filipe da Cruz and Helena Gaspar and Gonçalo Calado},
  journal={Chemoecology},
  year={2011},
  volume={22},
  pages={47-53}
}
Escalation theory proposes enemy-related selection as the most relevant factor of natural selection among individual organisms. When hazardous to predators, prey might be considered enemies that influence predator evolution. Opisthobranch molluscs that prey on chemically defended prey are an interesting study case on this subject. Predation on chemically defended species paved the way for opisthobranchs to enter in an arms race, developing means to detoxify and/or excrete harmful compounds… Expand

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