Why run and hide when you can divide? Evidence for larval cloning and reduced larval size as an adaptive inducible defense

@article{Vaughn2010WhyRA,
  title={Why run and hide when you can divide? Evidence for larval cloning and reduced larval size as an adaptive inducible defense},
  author={D. Vaughn},
  journal={Marine Biology},
  year={2010},
  volume={157},
  pages={1301-1312}
}
  • D. Vaughn
  • Published 2010
  • Biology
  • Marine Biology
  • Predator-induced cloning (asexual reproduction), with reduced size as consequence of cloning, suggests a novel adaptation to the threat of predation. Although cloning is a common reproductive strategy of many plants and animals, cloning in response to stimuli from predators has, at present, been documented only in the larvae (plutei) of the sand dollar, Dendraster excentricus. Other studies report larval cloning in echinoderms under optimal conditions of food and temperature. A burst of… CONTINUE READING
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