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Chemical Ecology in Aquatic Systems$
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Christer Brönmark and Lars-Anders Hansson

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199583096

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199583096.001.0001

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The taste of predation and the defences of prey

The taste of predation and the defences of prey

(p.111) Chapter 8 The taste of predation and the defences of prey
Chemical Ecology in Aquatic Systems

Linda Weiss

Christian Laforsch

Ralph Tollrian

Oxford University Press

This chapter provides examples of different modes of predator detection and describes a variety of defence mechanisms in marine and freshwater species that are induced by chemical cues. It highlights the progress that has been made in understanding the cellular, neuronal, and physiological mechanisms that underlie predator detection and defence structure development in a model organism, the crustacean zooplankton Daphnia. It shows that predator detection and identification is crucial for an organism to increase its survival chances. It also states that understanding the mechanisms of predator detection will provide a more detailed insight into the molecular processes of chemical communication.

Keywords:   predator detection, defence mechanisms, marine species, freshwater species, chemical cues, cellular mechanisms, neuronal mechanisms, physiological mechanisms, Daphnia, chemical communication

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