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- Hartmann, Aaron C.; Marhaver, Kristen L.; Klueter, Anke; Lovci, Michael T.; Closek, Collin J.; Diaz, Erika; Chamberland, Valérie F.; Archer, Frederick I.; Deheyn, Dimitri D.; Vermeij, Mark J. A.; Medina, Mónica
- Molecular ecology 2019 v.28 no.1 pp. 141-155
- Scleractinia; Symbiodiniaceae; adults; coral reefs; corals; eggs; endosymbionts; gene expression; hosts; juveniles; larvae; life history; lipids; mutualism; parents; photosynthesis; plankton; progeny; reproductive fitness; swimming; Caribbean
- ... Theory suggests that the direct transmission of beneficial endosymbionts (mutualists) from parents to offspring (vertical transmission) in animal hosts is advantageous and evolutionarily stable, yet many host species instead acquire their symbionts from the environment (horizontal acquisition). An outstanding question in marine biology is why some scleractinian corals do not provision their eggs a ...
- Gibbs, Allen G.
- Molecular ecology 2019 v.28 no.1 pp. 33-34
- Dermacentor variabilis; adults; disease vectors; females; hosts; life history; longevity; males; predators; starvation; ticks; transcriptomics
- ... Ticks are simultaneously fascinating and disgusting. Anyone who has removed a bloated blood‐filled tick from themselves or a pet understands the “yuck“ factor they arouse. But ticks are also fascinating from a physiological perspective. Ticks are the ultimate sit‐and‐wait predators. Female ixodid ticks (hard ticks) consume a single meal during each life stage (larva, nymph and adult), which means ...