When is overkill optimal? Tritrophic interactions reveal new insights into venom evolution

Abstract

Organisms embedded within food webs must balance arms races with their predators and prey. For venom users, venom may mediate each arms race, but the dynamical evolutionary changes in venom production in response to the two arms races are still poorly understood. Here, we use a simple model to evaluate the evolutionary response of a venomous consumer to the… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s12080-017-0354-z

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@article{Gangur2017WhenIO, title={When is overkill optimal? Tritrophic interactions reveal new insights into venom evolution}, author={Alex N Gangur and Jamie E. Seymour and Michael J. Liddell and David T R Wilson and Michael J Smout and Tobin D Northfield}, journal={Theoretical Ecology}, year={2017}, pages={1-9} }